Mitchell Charged In Theft From Motel Room That Was Featured On Crime Stoppers

Friday, September 13, 2013
Dathan Mitchell
Dathan Mitchell

Police have arrested Dathan Lamont Mitchell in a theft from a motel room that was featured on Crime Stoppers.

Mitchell, 27, of E. 12th St., is charged with aggravated burglary.

Robert Cook said he was staying at the Comfort Inn and Suites on Shallowford Village Drive on July 29, 2012, when someone came into his room during the night and stole his jeans with his wallet and $2,000 inside.

He said his wife's silver makeup bag valued at $200 was also taken.

The motel guest said he and his wife had apparently left the room and accidentally left the door ajar.

Motel video showed two black males enter the room, then exit. Video also showed one of the males disposing of the jeans in a garbage can.

After the airing of the video on Crime Stoppers, police were told that Mitchell was one of the men.

Police only recently were able to find him and bring him in for questioning.

He first denied being at the motel, but later said the motel guest was playing loud music and he invited them in and sold them a crack rock.   


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