Selma man arrested in Atmore

Published 10:07 am Saturday, June 22, 2024

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The Atmore Police Department arrested a Selma man on a theft charge on June 20. 

Derrick Harris, 45, was charged with first-degree theft by deception, according to Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann. McCann said the arrest stems after APD officers were contacted by a local business concerning multiple orders of tires totaling several thousand dollars.

“The business owner was contacted by an out-of-state resident whose credit card information had been stolen,” McMann said in a release. “The business owner advised the officer that the suspect had just made an order and would be picking up the tires later in the afternoon.”

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McMann said officers returned at approximately 1 p.m. and contacted Harris, detained and arrested him. McCann said more charges would be coming and Harris was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.