Police Blotter: Thief Gets $2,000 In Wedding Sets From Walmart Display Case

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Gregory King
Gregory King

Walmart officials said a man took about three minutes to break into a jewelry display at the store on Highway 153 and escape with about $2,000 in wedding sets.

He was described as a black male, six feet tall and weighing 240 pounds.

The incident was caught on video.

He was able to break a lock on the display case.

The man left in a large gray SUV - possibly a Ford Expedition.

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Joshua Fell said he left his keys in his ignition and $5,000 in items in his vehicle when he ran in to the Walgreens on Rossville Boulevard.

By the time he got back out, his 1996 Ford Explorer and the valuables were on their way to Georgia.

He lost his wallet, cell phone, Gibson guitar, guitar pedal, speakers and amps.

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Six homeowners on Hickory Lane found that their fences had been cut.

Brackets were also broken off by an apparent metals thief.

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Police responded to 10th Avenue on a report of shots fired.

They found a black male coming around from a back yard. When he saw officers, he tossed something in the air and ran the other way. He was caught after a chase.

Gregory King, 45, said he had bought a Hi Point 9mm semi-automatic handgun recently and was trying it out by firing shots in the air.

Officers found two shell casings in the middle of 10th Avenue. The gun was also recovered.

Police said it is a densely populated area.

King was charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon and felonious reckless endangerment.

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Officers checked out heavy traffic to room 137 at the Red Roof Inn on Shallowford Road.

The room was rented by Randall Frazier, but there were five people inside when police visited.

Frazier was found to have an active warrant out of Catoosa County, Ga.

Police recovered a broken-down shotgun and three shells as well as several knives belonging to Frazier.

Since he was found to have a prior drug felony, he was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.


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