NWGA Scanner | March 24th, 2021

Rome man arrested after stealing purse from vehicle and using the victim’s bank card

According to reports, on March 17th, 2021, Kevin Datrell Brown Jr, 29, of Rome, was booked into the Floyd County Jail on several felony charges. Reports say Brown stole a purse and numerous other items, including; medications, ID cards, $1,300 in cash, and a coach purse from a vehicle at the VIP Express on Redmond Road. Brown then used the victim’s bank cards to get cash ($500). The incident occurred back on March 8th, 2021. The report stated that an investigation led them to finally locate Brown at a house on Shoreline Drive. When deputies knocked on the door, he refused to answer. After gaining entry, it was noticed that Brown flushed marijuana down the toilet in order to get rid of the evidence. A small bag of marijuana was found next to empty bags that contained marijuana residue. Brown was booked into the jail charged with identity fraud, financial transaction card fraud, theft by taking, entering an automobile with intent to commit a felony, possession of marijuana, tampering with evidence, and obstruction.