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November 21, 2012

Pair accused of stealing car batteries

From staff reports

Athens Police arrested two people Monday for allegedly trying to steal car batteries from Walmart.

Loss prevention employees confronted 25-year-old Rodtavius Buford of Trinity and 21-year-old Whitney Carden of Hartselle as they attempted to push a cart containing several batteries and other items out of the store, police said.

No attempt had been made to pay for the items, which totaled about $900.

Buford and Carden fled the store, but were apprehended by police before they could leave the parking lot. Both were charged with second-degree theft of property and were booked at the Athens Police Department.

Buford remained in jail Tuesday on $2,500 bond, while Carden had bonded out on the same amount.

Athens Police believe Buford may have stolen $1,300 in car batteries from the Athens Walmart on Saturday, Nov. 10. Those thefts remain under investigation and additional arrests are expected.

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