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Greenville sting operation ends with 2 arrests, recovery of car and puppy

Greenville police officers recover a stolen Florida vehicle and a puppy. (Source: Chief Justin Lovvorn/ Twitter) Greenville police officers recover a stolen Florida vehicle and a puppy. (Source: Chief Justin Lovvorn/ Twitter)
GREENVILLE, AL (WSFA) -

A stolen vehicle and a puppy have been recovered after a Greenville sting operation Wednesday night netted two arrests in the parking lot of Walmart.

Officers responded to a call around 6 p.m from the caretaker at Sherling Lake park, according to Chief Justin Lovvorn. The caller was concerned about a suspicious man. By the time officers arrived, the man was gone, though not before the caretaker was able to get a vehicle description.

The vehicle, later confirmed to be stolen out of Milton, Florida, was found a short time later sitting in the Walmart parking lot. The chief said an undercover officer went into the store where he found and tracked the suspect until he returned to the vehicle. 

Once outside, the suspect and a woman he was with were arrested and charged with first-degree receiving stolen property. They were identified as Jacob Dewitt, 32, and Taylor Townsend, 21, both of Atlanta.

Both are being held in the Butler County Jail. Lovvorn said the suspects are also facing additional charges out of Florida.

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