Police: 2 men steal NCAA, NFL championship rings from Rams coach's home
James Bright, 25, and Jeffrey Medcalf, 26, are in custody after they allegedly stole several items, including NCAA and NFL championship rings, from the Kirkwood home of the St. Louis Rams tight end coach. By Brendan Marks
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KMOV) – Two men are in custody after they allegedly stole several items, including NCAA and NFL championship rings, from the Kirkwood home of the St. Louis Rams tight end coach.
James Bright, 25, and Jeffrey Medcalf, 26, were each charged with second-degree burglary and stealing over $25,000.
According to police, Bright and Medcalf were carrying a television out of Rob Boras' home in Girard Place when they were spotted by a neighbor.
The suspects dropped the TV and fled in a nearby white vehicle.
Police responded to the scene and discovered the home had been burglarized. Boras and his family returned home later that day and found jewelry, electronics and video games had been stolen.
An investigation led authorities to Bright and Medcalf, who were arrested on Jan. 3.
According to police, two Southwestern Conference championship rings, a gold Big 12 championship ring and a gold NFC Championship ring were stolen and sold to a Missouri Gold Buyers location in St. Louis County.
Police went to the location, but never located the rings.
The suspects told police they hid the other jewelry in a wooded area near the intersection of Manchester and Barrett Station.
Police also learned one of the suspects traded in the stolen games for cash at gaming stores in West County Mall and near South County Mall.
Detectives are still working to recover other stolen property.
Both men were transferred to the St. Louis County Jail, where they each remain on $50,000 bond.