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Decatur Police looking for owner of stolen gun

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Decatur Police looking for owner of stolen gun

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

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Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Decatur Police recovered a stolen gun from an entering auto suspect and are asking residents if they are missing one.

Police responded to an entering auto call early Sunday morning, Oct. 1, in the 500 block of McKoy Street.

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“The complainant witnessed the suspect shining a flashlight into a neighbor’s vehicle and then open an unsecured door and enter the vehicle,” the Police Department says. “The complainant immediately called police and provided a detailed description of the suspect. Officers arrived in the area and located the suspect running on Adams Street. A foot pursuit ensued through yards along Adams Street.”

Police caught the suspect in the 1100 block of Adams Street.

“A handgun in its factory case and a coin purse that were not missing from the vehicle on McKoy Street were recovered from the suspect,” the Police Department siad. “The suspect, identified as 56-year-old Dennis Williams of Decatur, was charged with entering auto, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, obstruction of an officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.”

Williams has been arrested on previous entering auto cases on Avery Street and Drexel Avenue within the past year. The Police Department said, “Please confirm that you are not missing a handgun in its factory case, even if you do not live in the McKoy Street or Oakhurst area.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact  Lt. Clark [email protected] or 678/553-6682.

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