According to information given to catwalkchatt.com by the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:
Darien Blake Clay, 19, of Oglethorpe Ridge Lane in Fort Oglethorpe, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 18, on a charge of theft by receiving stolen property.
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, a concerned citizen called the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department in regard to what he believed to be suspicious activity stemming from a Craigslist ad he had recently called. The man told police he called a number advertising a Yamaha Zuma Scooter for sale, and that he became skeptical about the sale.
“At approximately 3:23 p.m. on Sept. 4, detective Tammy Davis and I contacted the suspect (Clay) by the telephone number posted on the Craigslist ad,” said detective Sgt. Keith Sewell. “I spoke with the gentleman on the phone who advised me that the scooter was for sale for $800, but would sell it for less if I came right away to buy it.”
Sewell says that he and Clay then made arrangements to meet for the sale, and that Clay sent text message pictures of the scooter prior to meeting, reports show. Detectives Sewell and Davis then met with Clay in the breezeway of the 400 building of Oglethorpe Ridge Apartments.
“When asked about the scooter, Mr. Clay advised that it was his brother’s,” Sewell said. “He later admitted to being the individual that I was speaking to on the phone and exchanging text messages with. When questioned about where the scooter came from, Mr. Clay stated that his brother and his brother’s friend had stolen the scooter from a white male at an apartment complex in Chattanooga, Tenn.”
Clay then admitted to detectives that he was the one who placed the Craigslist ad with intentions of selling the scooter for his brother, reports show.
The estimated value of the stolen scooter was $1,195.