Columbus police officers Mike Griffin, Lance Luckey and Stephen Kemp arrest Kwame Conner, Sammy Joe Koger Jr. and Djuan Thomas Thursday morning at B&S Salvage in Columbus. The men allegedly stole a dozen transmissions from Holman Transmissions. The two businesses are located about 200 yards apart. Photo by: Micah Green/Dispatch Staff
October 4, 2013 11:24:46 AM
Three men were arrested Thursday morning after allegedly attempting to sell property they had stolen hours before.
Kwame Conner, 22, Sammy Joe Koger Jr., 20, and Djuan Thomas, 25, all of Columbus, were arrested and charged with grand larceny, more than $500.
According to Latasha Key with the Columbus Police Department, the suspects cut a hole into a fence at Holman Transmission and stole a dozen transmissions with the intention of selling them for scrap. Key said the transmissions had an approximate scrap value of $1,200 each. The men also allegedly stole a dolly to load the transmissions into their vehicle and took them to B&S Salvage, which is located less than 200 yards down the street. B&S Salvage called authorities and the men were arrested moments later with the transmissions in their possession.
Conner, Koger, and Thomas each received a $2,500 bond. They will appear in court on Dec. 5.
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