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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Seymour Police Make Arrest Two in Retail Theft - Suspected for other thefts in Indiana

SEYMOUR - JANUARY 24, 2023 - On October 6, 2022, investigators with the Seymour Police Department received a call from Wal-Mart Supercenter Asset Protection advising they had two individuals enter the location and take items totaling over $1,000.00. Suspect and vehicle descriptions were provided to investigators, and it was later determined that the suspects were out of Illinois.

Investigators then contacted Asset Protection with Home Depot and provided them with a description of the suspects and suspect vehicle from Wal-Mart. A short time later, Home Depot Asset Protection advised that the suspects from Wal-Mart had pushed out 3 cart loads of items totaling over $6,000.00 that were not paid for.

On January 20, 2023, investigators received a call from Home Depot Asset Protection advising that the suspects from the thefts on October 6, 2022, were in the store and had a cart loaded up with items. The suspects left the location before they were able to remove any items from the store. Home Depot Asset Protection also provided investigators with a photograph of one of the suspects pulling a cart full of items out of the Home Depot in Noblesville, Indiana without paying.

Shortly after leaving Home Depot, the two suspects were stopped by patrol officers on E. Tipton St. near interstate 65. One of the suspects in the vehicle matched the description of the individual shown in the Noblesville Home Depot photo that was provided by Home Depot Asset Protection. Patrol officers also observed numerous Milwaukee and Ryboi battery powered tools in the vehicle. The two suspects were transported to the Seymour Police Department for questioning and the vehicle was taken as evidence.

Scotty Gatlin age 50 of Chicago, Illinois and Donilla Dismukes age 36 of Lafayette, Indiana were arrested for theft (level 6 felony) on the two incidents that occurred on October 6, 2022. Additional charges of theft will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney in reference to the two being in possession of stolen items from the Noblesville Home Depot.

Gatlin and Dismukes are also suspects in other numerous thefts from the Noblesville and Carmel, Indiana Home Depot locations.

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