NWGA Scanner | May 11th, 2022

Man arrested on felony theft charges in Floyd County after stealing titles

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On April 20th, 2022, at 8:09 PM, Officer Vicente and Officer Dollar arrived as backup for Lt. Hovers at Pleasant valley North Church on 735 Old Summerville. Lt. Hovers was questioning a man identified as Dustin Shane Reynolds, 34, of Homeless. Dustin stated that he rather not have Lt. Hovers search his vehicle. According to the report, “Lt. Hovers asked Dustin again if he had anything in the vehicle that could get him in trouble since he had probable cause to search the vehicle due to the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and that we did not need consent in order to search the vehicle. He advised that there was in fact, a rolled a blunt of marijuana in the center console.” During a search of the vehicle, officers located a backpack that was grey in color. Officer Vicente reported, “[I] moved it out of the way and noticed it weighed more than it appeared to be. [I] continued to search the passenger seat of the vehicle and put the backpack to the side, and came back to it once [I] had finished my search. [I] picked the bag up and began to look inside of the bag and saw a lot of what appeared to be cards. [I] started to pull them out and noticed that they were actually debit cards from different banks and providers.” Officers located two titles that were located inside the bag and made contact with the owners of the titles to ask them about how their titles came to be in Dustin’s possession. Captain Hunton and Lt. Hovers were able to get in contact with the victims and verify that their titles were stolen. One of victim’s titles was stolen from her vehicle in March 2022, and the other victim’s title was taken from her safe located inside her home. Dustin was transported to Floyd County Jail, charged with two counts of felony theft by receiving stolen property. One of the victims stated that her vehicle was broken into while she was at church service on Redmond circle. She said that her vehicle was ransacked, and several of her children’s belongings were stolen.