Theft of $34,000 in batteries leads to arrests

ALBANY, Ga. — Two men were placed in the Dougherty County Jail while a third went on the run after police found $34,000 worth of stolen high-tech batteries at a scrap yard in April, said Dougherty County Police Detective Sgt. Chad Kirkpatrick.

Officers arrested Bobby Fincham, 36, and Shawn Davenport, 28, for two counts of theft by taking each, stated a police report.

Fincham has a hold for another law enforcement agency, a jail spokeswoman said. Davenport bailed out on a $10,000 bond, she added.

The third man wanted in connection with the theft is 29-year-old Ryan Tarrer, a 6-foot-tall white man who weighs 300 pounds, the police report stated. His last known address was 160 Glendale Road, Leesburg.

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“We had a call about a theft at Carswell Brothers Services Inc. at 3400 Thomas Road,” Kirkpatrick said. “Someone stole the batteries and a trailer the batteries were on when it was stolen. One of our investigators called around to scrap yards.”

Investigators found that the stolen batteries, which were headed for the Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, had been sold to Automatic Care Supply in Sylvester for $2,400. The $4,000 trailer turned up scrapped for $230 at Sycamore Scrap in Sycamore.