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Alert officers spots possible car thief

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An alert police officer saved a major headache for a local car dealership. A drug officer spotted Cartavious Wallace inside an S-10 parked at Mitsubishi Motors.

When backup officers arrived, Wallace took off and hid in nearby woods.

Wallace was eventually found and arrested. Car lot employees are thankful for the patrolling officers. 

"We're grateful for that because it keeps the crime rate down. Crime rate is a little higher in certain places on the car lots, having a lot of break ins, but APD has actually brought that down because they are actually here," said Sales Manager JD McCray.

Wallace is charged with criminal trespass, obstruction of officers, and probation violation. 

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