A SouthSide man who recently moved to the area from Georgia is accused of stealing his niece’s laptop computer one morning last month, court records say.
The niece told police it is “not uncommon” for the suspect, Taurean Anthony Lawson, 30, to walk into her residence on the 1100 block of Fritz Drive in Marvine-Pembroke.
He did just that around 7:55am on June 20. The niece said the man, whom she knows as “Tory,” walked upstairs into her room and stole her laptop – a 15-inch Asus valued at $350. He ran down the stairs and out the front door in an unknown direction, she told police.
She later told police that “Tory” is her uncle and that “he was not allowed to have” the laptop, the records say.
The records also say Lawson moved to the area from Georgia two months ago. He was arrested earlier this year on a marijuana possession charge in Abbeville, Ga., which is southeast of Macon.
Lawson, whose last known address is 308 State St., was arraigned Tuesday night by on-duty District Judge Douglas Schlegel of Wind Gap. The records give no details on how police found him.
Lawson was charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was committed to Northampton County Prison after failing to post $20,000 bail.