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Misplaced phone leads to charges
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A man faces grand theft charges after he left his cellphone in a stolen vehicle.
The suspect, Travis Dewayne Hawkins, 26, has been bound to the grand jury on the charge of theft over $10,000. His bond has been reduced to $25,000. He is presently serving a 20-day sentence on unrelated charges of domestic assault and possession of marijuana.
His pending theft charges come for a crime he allegedly committed just before Christmas. According to sheriff’s investigator Jason Rowland, Hawkins stole a 1981 Chevy Rollback from a location on Beersheba Highway. The vehicle was later recovered by the sheriff’s department and Rowland arrived to process the truck. It was during the search the investigator made the discovery.
“We found a cellphone that belonged to Travis Hawkins,” Rowland revealed.
Rowland is unsure how Hawkins was able to lose his phone in the truck and not realize where he left it. The crime he is charged with is a felony.