Decatur cell phone theft suspect back in Alabama

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Clinton Long, photo courtesy of Decatur Police

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT)– The man suspected of stealing a phone from a Decatur cell phone store is back in Alabama facing a felony charge.

Decatur Police say Clinton Long has been extradited from Fort Worth, Texas, where he was found and brought back to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. He’s in Morgan County jail on a $2,500 bond.

WHNT News 19 has been Taking Action and Getting Results in this case, aiding in the investigation alongside viewers and tipsters who helped police identify Long.

He’s accused of snatching an iPhone from Decatur’s Spring Mobile, an act the store manager says was caught on camera. But Fayetteville Police in Lincoln County tell WHNT News 19 Long is a suspect in a theft there, too. Police say it happened on January 29 at Russell Cellular, and Long took several phones from that store while wearing gloves and pretending to be sick.

Fayetteville detectives said last Friday there were warrants for Long’s arrest that would be served on him upon his arrival in Alabama.