Three Georgians arrested in theft at Kohl's in Tallahassee

Three arrested in theft of athletic clothing at Kohl's
Posted at 7:05 AM, Dec 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-27 04:11:38-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Three Georgians were arrested after a theft of Adidas and Nike brand clothing at the Kohl's store in Tallahassee.

Mack Aaron Edwards, 23, of Albany, Ga.; Dontevious R. Hosley, 24, of Albany, Ga.; and Lakeenya Delorse Logan, 22, of Leesburg, Ga., were booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Dec. 19, 2017, in the theft of 18 clothing items valued at $1,005. 

Edwards, who was first booked into jail under the name Desmond D. Brown, faces 14 counts, including grand theft and one count for giving law enforcement a false identification.

Edwards was being held on several warrants out of Okaloosa County for theft and resisting an officer. He remained in jail Wednesday on bonds that total $33,000.

Hosley, who remained in jail on $15,300 bond on Wednesday, has charges that include five counts of grand theft of $300 or more but less than $5,000 and two counts of petit theft for property valued at more than $100 but under $300.

Logan, who was released from jail without having to post bond, faces a charge of grand theft of $300 or more but less than $5,000. 

"Brown has two convictions for retail theft in Georgia," the court document said. "Dontevious has an active warrant out of Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office for petit theft. Logan has one prior conviction for retail theft out of Georgia." 

The three met up in Kohl's Nike department, according to a probable cause affidavit, and were observed on closed-circuit television selecting clothing.

Two suspects were holding large amounts of un-paid-for merchandise, the store's loss-prevention officer said, and all three suspects were putting items into a Kohl's shopping tote bag.

The associate said he called the Tallahassee Police Department based on his belief that the three may have participated in an earlier, un-reported theft of suspects running from the store.

The suspects passed all points of sale near the front of the store without paying for the property, all of which was recovered and never left the store, the court document said.

After waiving her Miranda Rights, Logan told the officer she did not come to the store to steal and believed that the other suspects were going to pay for the merchandise because they had money.

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