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Columbus Police: Sharp-eyed officer makes arrest

Dexter Fulton | Photo: Lowndes County Sheriff's Department

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton is crediting the sharp-eye of a police officer in making a grand larceny arrest.

Posted: Jun 19, 2019 1:52 PM
Updated: Jun 19, 2019 2:44 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton is crediting the sharp-eye of a police officer in making a grand larceny arrest.

The police officer arrested Dexter Fulton, 51, of Columbus, on Sunday evening.

Shelton said the theft happened that night at a business on Highway 45 North. However, police are not identifying the business.

Fulton is accused of taking items from the business' outdoor property without permission while the business was closed. 
Police did not identify the items.

He planned to resell the items as scrap, according to Shelton. 

The police officer saw Fulton leave the business and was able to make the arrest, Shelton said.

Police have charged Fulton with felony grand larceny.

The items have been recovered and returned to the business’ owner.

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