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Couple who allegedly hid power tools under their clothes arrested after returning to Wytheville store

Both are fugitives in Georgia for similar crimes

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – On Thanksgiving, Wytheville police arrested the couple they say were seen on a hidden camera stealing power tools from Rural King a week earlier.

Samantha Ashley Stephens, of Loudon, Tennessee, and Robert John Davis, of Greenback, Tennessee, were arrested after returning to the store on Thanksgiving.

Employees recognized them from the Nov. 21 surveillance images and contacted police.

Stephens and Davis are each charged with felony grand larceny.

After identifying the two, police learned both Stephens and Davis are wanted in Georgia for similar crimes.

The two were still driving the same white sedan, according to police.

They are currently being held without bond at the New River Valley Regional Jail.


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The Wytheville Police Department is asking for help finding a man and woman it believes are responsible for stealing power tools from Rural King.

On Nov. 20, two people entered the Rural King on Main Street at two different times, going to the Milwaukee power tools section.

On each visit, they removed the tools from their boxes, hid them under their clothing or inside a purse and then left the store, according to police.

Authorities said the two were traveling in a white sedan with a sunroof.

Anyone with information about these two is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency number at 276-223-3300 and leave a message for Officer Umberger.


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