A Lawrenceville man is facing a charge of theft by taking in connection with a May 29 incident at a Dacula workout facility.
The officer went to the address listed on Cravin's license to speak with him about the incident. As he approached the house, Cravin opened the front door. Upon questioning, Cravin admitted being at the gym. When asked what happened while he was there, he reportedly replied, "Nothing that I know of." The officer asked if he happened to see anything "going on" and Cravin allegedly replied, "I found a phone laying down."
The officer asked Cravin to retrieve the phone and noticed it matched the description of the one reported missing, except that it was no longer in a case.
"I asked Mr. Cravin to tell me about where he got the phone and he stated, 'It was just sitting on the bench. I was gunna get, I was, I didn't want it, so I was just gunna sell it.' [sic]," the officer noted in the report.
The officer asked Cravin if he would be upset if the officer tried to sell his phone. Cravin reportedly replied, "Well I didn't know whose it was so I didn't know what to do."
Cravin reportedly added, "If I didn't, somebody else would have taken it for themselves."
According to the report, Cravin further elaborated saying, "If I find a phone, I'd just sell it."
The officer informed Cravin about the surveillance video and asked him to retrieve the case. Cravin "lowered his head, walked inside" and brought the officer the case. The sim card, however, was not recovered.
Cravin was booked into the jail on a single count of theft by taking.
The phone was returned to the owner.
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