Man arrested after stealing $13,000 worth of jewelry from residence

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
May 13, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department has arrested a man on theft charges after he allegedly stole jewelry from a residence and pawned several of the pieces.

On May 7, officers responded to the 2500 block of Betton Woods Drive in reference to a residential burglary.

The victim reported missing numerous pieces of jewelry, totaling $13,000. The victim told authorities that they suspected their yard maintenance man, Christopher Courson, as a potential suspect.

Authorities say it was discovered Courson pawned several pieces of the victim's jewelry on six different occasions at two local pawn shops.

Courson was taken into custody Monday while walking to the residence. He was taken to TPD headquarters for questioning and later to the Leon County Detention Facility for booking.

Courson is facing charges of larceny of more than $10,000 from a victim 65 years of age or older, six counts of dealing or trafficking in stolen property and two counts of defrauding a pawn broker.

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