Surveillance footage of a car theft that occurred Monday at an Auburn business led to the arrest of a 19-year-old, authorities said in a news release.
Eric Lamar Nelms Jr. faces one count of first-degree criminal mischief and two counts of first-degree theft of property in connection with the incident. He was placed in the Lee County Jail under bonds totaling $8,000.
Auburn police were called to an unspecified business on U.S. Hwy 29 South on Monday to investigate a theft. Someone broke into a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe and damaged a fence on the property. A 2008 Ford Mustang was also stolen from the business.
Opelika police found the Mustang later that day, according to the release.
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Surveillance video of the incident led Auburn police to identify Nelms as the suspect. Warrants were issued for his arrest and he turned himself to authorities on Monday.
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