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TIMOTHY L. SLAVIN


It took more than two years and 400 miles to arrest the man wanted in connection with a jewelry theft in 2014.

Timothy Leroy Slavin, 23, of 422 Buckerey Ave., Russells Point, Ohio was arrested Tuesday in Panama City, Florida. Capt. Chip Davenport and Master Patrolman Josh Garrison with the Greenwood Police Department went to Panama City to take Slavin into custody, according to a post on the department's Facebook page, and he was booked at the Greenwood County Detention Center on Wednesday and charged with grand larceny.

In July 2014, officers went to an East Laurel Avenue residence, where a man said he let a relative stay with him, according to a report. During his stay, the man said he noticed hydrocodone pills missing from various family members, the report said.

On the day the relative left, he told a family member that he took the pills, the report said. The family began checking jewelry, and noticed about $4,000 worth of jewelry had been stolen, the report said.

The man sold the jewelry to various pawn shops before taking a bus out of town, the Facebook post said. Detective Blake Moore tracked down as much of the jewelry as possible -- and was able to get the man to admit to the theft on the phone, but he would not come back to face law enforcement, according to the post.