Tyshawn Garrett, 19, has been in jail since August, however this morning he wakes up with a new charge for a much more embarrassing crime he committed before his current arrest.
According to the new charge, detectives took a report of a stolen debit card at the Family Dollar on Shelby Avenue last May. The victim dropped her bag on her way out the door, and the debit card fell on the sidewalk, unknown to her. She returned to the store to notify management, in hopes it was caught on video, and it was. The investigation since has shown that a man picked up the bag, accompanied by a co-defendant, and fled the area. The store manager immediately recognized the man one the video who picked up the debit card as 19-year-old Tyshawn Garrett. He told police Garrett has previously applied to work there, and retrieved his application which showed his name, address, date of birth, and all other identifying information.
Nearby MDHA camera were able to follow Garrett and his co-defendant back to an apartment in James Cayce Homes, which also matches the timing the card was used to make online purchases. In addition to his previous aggravated robbery & evading arrest charges, for which he was already being held, Garrett is additionally charged with theft of property, adding and extra $2,000 to his existing $100,000 bond. He will have an initial appearance for the new charge on Friday.
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