Phone thief found in jail

Phone thief found in the Dougherty County Jail. / From file

Albany Police have reportedly arrested 24-year-old, Richard Bodiford in connection with a theft that took place Thursday at the Albany Mall.

Bodiford reportedly stole the phone of a man and then drove off in his Ford Mustang with the victim dragging behind.

The tip stated that the vehicle was in the 200th block of Barfield, and that the suspect was already in the Dougherty County Jail on unrelated charges.

Sgt. Dale Henry picked up Bodiford from the jail and took him to the police station. Bodiford reportedly cooperated with police, and was charged with theft by taking and transported back to the Dougherty County Jail.

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