Man accused of pawning stolen items denied bond

Patrick Evans

A man who allegedly pawned items in Douglasville that were stolen while he was working inside of homes in Carroll County throughout the last three months was denied bond in Douglas County Magistrate Court Friday morning.

Patrick Evans, 28, was assigned to additional hold at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Thursday.

Evans had a job where he worked inside of homes to do flooring work and therefore had access to residents' personal property, according to Douglasville Police Capt. Brad Stafford.

On Nov. 11, Evans went into Cash America Pawn on Fairburn Road between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to pawn a 14 karat men's yellow gold ring that was reported stolen by the owner in Carroll County, according to the arrest warrant. Management at the store said they're grateful city officers are working effectively and Evans is now off the street.

Just two months later on Jan. 25 at E Super Pawn on Fairburn Road, Evans pawned a Tag Heuer Aquaracer watch that was reported stolen by the owner in Carroll County, according to the arrest warrant.

"I'm glad it's happening," E Super Pawn manager Dillon Barron said. "That's part of the reason why we work so closely with the police, because when we get something that is stolen, the rightful owner gets their stuff back."

Evans was charged with two misdemeanor counts of theft by deception because when he pawned the items, he falsely claimed to be the owner. Evans was also charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property and misdemeanor theft by receiving stolen property.

Evans wasn't charged in Douglas County with theft by taking because the owners of the stolen items are in Carroll County, which has jurisdiction, Stafford said.

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