Athens Police make arrest in Facebook ‘yard sale’ robbery, assault


Taylor Jon Nichols (Image: Athens Police Department)

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ATHENS, Ala. - Athens Police say they have arrested the man and charged him with theft of property and assault. Taylor Jon Nichols is accused of taking a woman's cell phone and dragging her while driving down the road.

Officers say a caller tipped them off after learning of the Facebook yard sale robbery late Tuesday afternoon. The caller gave officers the names and address of the person involved.

An investigator went to the home to talk with the man and woman they believed to be involved. Officers arrested Nichols after the interviews, the female mentioned by the victim was not charged.

Athens Police thank the public for their information leading to the arrest in this case.


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