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July 10, 2013

BREAKING: APD makes arrest in Walmart cellphone thefts

A Decatur man stands accused of being part of a trio who stole 13 cellphones from Walmart in Athens last month. An observant Walmart employee helped lead police to the suspects.

Athens Police officers arrested Davonte JaJuan Harris, 19, of 305 Adam St., Tuesday on a warrant charging him with second-degree theft of property, Police Chief Floyd Johnson said.

Harris was released from the Limestone County Jail after posting a $2,500 bail, records show.

He is accused of stealing the phones, valued at $1,819, between June 2 and 3 from the store off U.S. 72 East.

“An employee at Walmart told officers he recognized the offenders from the store’s surveillance system,” Johnson said.

“The employee remembered the subjects from working in the Decatur store.”

Investigator Tim McIntire contacted Investigator Jeff Clem with Decatur Police Department. Clem was able to identify all three subjects, Johnson said.

McIntire obtained theft warrants on all three suspects, and Harris was the first of the three to be arrested, the chief said.


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