Suspect arrested for breaking into Car Dealership

This Press release was provided by the Auburn Police Department

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Auburn Police Division arrested  Damion D. Johnson, age 21 from Auburn on warrants charging him with  Theft of Property First Degree (Auto), Criminal Mischief First Degree  and Criminal Trespass Second Degree. 


At about 2:45 a.m.  Auburn Police responded to an alarm at an automobile dealership in the  2000 Block of S College Street.  Responding officers quickly arrived and  observed a 2009 Chevrolet Impala, crashing through a gate at the rear  of the business.  Officers pursued the vehicle north bound onto I-85 and  initiated a traffic stop near mile marker 52.  The vehicle swerved,  struck a passing 18 wheeler, and left the roadway. The driver,  identified as Johnson was immediately taken into custody.  


Further  investigation into the incident by Auburn Police revealed that Johnson  was responsible for unlawfully entering the dealership’s fenced in  property, causing damage to the building and gate and stealing the 2009  Impala that he used to flee from police.  Detectives obtained warrants  for his arrest and he was later transported to the Lee County Jail where  he remains in custody on an $8,500 bond.  

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