Brewton pair charged with theft

Published 12:12 pm Monday, September 19, 2011

A former employee of a local mechanic was charged along with a second person last week after police officers observed criminal activity, Brewton police said.

The arrests came on Sept. 15, when officers patrolling noticed a suspicious suspect at a car wash on South Boulevard, police said.

They then noticed a woman coming from Performance Tire with car parts in her hand.

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As they investigated, they discovered that the male suspect was a former employee of Performance Tire, and the two had been taking property belonging to the business, police said.

Timothy Hollingsworth and Gwendolyn Smith were each charged with first-degree theft of property as a result of the investigation.