By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 13, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department has arrested a man who is accused of stealing and selling a vehicle.
TPD says they received a call on February 23 in reference to the theft of a car. The victim explained to police that when she left her residence around 9:30 a.m., her car was in the yard under a tarp, and when she arrived back at her home around 7:30 p.m., the tarp was on the ground.
Officials say the victim took to Facebook to ask if anyone had seen the stolen car, and was advised that the car had been seen at a junkyard on Woodville Highway. The victim later went to the junkyard on Feb. 24 and found the car.
Officers say the victim talked to the owner of the junkyard, who advised her that he had purchased the vehicle from Clay Brackin the previous night.
TPD officers interviewed the owner of the junkyard, who said he received a call from Brackin saying that he was bringing in two Ford Rangers, but later said he was bringing in just one car. Brackin sold it to the junkyard for $150, but the car turned out to be stolen.
Brackin was arrested on charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and dealing in stolen property. He was taken to the Leon County Detention Facility.