Thomasville Times Enterprise

Local News

January 2, 2014

Suspect captured minutes after theft

THOMASVILLE — An episode that involved the theft of more than $1,700 from a local eatery on New Year’s Day was over within five minutes.

About 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thomasville police received a call about a theft at Market Diner, 502 Smith Ave.

“We were told someone has stolen a large amount of money, and the restaurant owners had made contact with the suspect outside,” said Scott Newberry, a Thomasville Police Department detective.

When officers arrived, the suspect, James Lamons, 44, 124 Andrews St., was giving the money back to the victims, Newberry said.

The detective said Lamons was sitting at a table near the cash register and apparently saw one of the owners place money in a purse under the counter.

An employee saw Lamons walking out of the restaurant and recognized what he was carrying as an owner’s purse.

The purse was found near pallets at the nearby state farmers market.

Lamons is charged with felony theft by taking.



 

1
Text Only
Local News
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Does it bother you that the Thomasville-Thomas County Central football game won't be played for at least the next two years?

Yes
No
     View Results
Video
Sports Pulse
Must Read
Must Read