UPDATE: The man believed responsible for stealing laptops in Greenville, S.C., is no stranger to trouble. Turns out the suspect, Donald Carter, 34, was already in jail when Crime Time reported his alleged computer heists.
And he’s a convicted felon that’s served four sentences in Georgia state prisons. At the time of his recent arrest, he was on parole following a burglary conviction, according to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Carter, of Dublin, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Whitfield County jail in Dalton. He remained Wednesday in jail without bond on a long list of charges, according to the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office.
There aren’t many counties in the metro Atlanta area where Carter hasn’t committed a crime, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections website. He’s been convicted in Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb, in addition to Bibb County, records show.
Carter admitted his involvement to some, but not all, of the South Carolina crimes, Officer J.D. Bragg with the Greenville Police Department said Wednesday. He will face four counts of second degree burglary, one count of grand larceny and one count of petit larceny, Bragg said.
No word on whether the stolen computers were recovered.
ORIGINAL POST: Do you know anyone that suddenly has 75 laptop computers? Has he visited Greenville, S.C., lately?
A little more than two hours up I-85 north, police are hoping to find a person of interest in a recent string of computer thefts. Some 75 laptops worth about $100,000 were stolen from businesses in two downtown buildings, Officer J.D. Bragg with the Greenville Police Department told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Greenville police have circulated pictures in the town’s local media outlets of a man they’d like to talk to, but so far no one has been able to identify the man, Bragg said. That leads investigators to think maybe the suspect isn’t from around there.
On Thursday, Greenville police asked Atlanta media for help in identifying the man. Anyone with information about the crimes or the man’s identity is asked to call the Greenville police tip line at 1-864-271-4273 or Greenville Crime Stoppers at 1-864-23-CRIME.