While the woman was inside shopping her son remained in her vehicle. While he was waiting for his mother to return he noticed a black car pull into a parking area near his mother’s vehicle.
A black male, Xavies Richardson,age 28, exited the vehicle and approached the passenger’s side of the victims vehicle. Richardson asked the minor if he knew how to get to Missouri. He then went on to ask if the minor could sell or give him the Garmin GPS located inside the vehicle. The minor advised that he couldn’t because it belonged to his mother. Richardson remained persistent asking that he “help him out”. The minor child became nervous and told Richardson that he would go inside the store and ask his mother. At which time the child exited the vehicle, entered the store, and began to yell for his mother.
A Ravenden Patrol Officer was present inside the store when the child entered, the child advised his mother of the situation with Richardson. After a search of the vehicle the Garmin GPS was discovered missing.
The Ravenden officer left the store heading back to Ravenden and found the suspect vehicle parked at Dail’s Wrecker Service in Ravenden. The officer made contact with Richardson, advised him of his rights and questioned him about the incident. Richardson stated that he did have the GPS because the young boy in the car gave it to him. The GPS was lying in plain view inside Richardson’s vehicle.
Richardson was placed under arrest on charges of breaking an entering and theft of property. He was then transported to the Lawrence County Jail to await a probable cause hearing.