Tallahassee man nabbed with $20,000 in stolen jewelry around his neck

24-year-old accused of taking 14-karat gold chains from mall department store

A Tallahassee man was jailed Tuesday after being accused of stealing gold necklaces from a local department store.

Kearston Javon Price, 24, was arrested with nearly $20,000 in stolen jewelry still on his neck, a Martin County Sheriff’s Office report states. He was accused of taking the jewelry from a department store in the Treasure Coast Mall.

Kearston Javon Price, 24, was arrested with nearly $20,000 in stolen jewelry still on his neck, a Martin County Sheriff’s Office report states. He was charged with grand theft of property of $10,000-$20,000.

According to a sheriff’s office report, Price went to the fine jewelry counter at a department store in the Treasure Coast Mall, where he tried on some 14-karat gold chains. He then fled from the store and made his way to Kanner Hwy. in the borrowed car he was driving, a report states.

A short time, sheriff’s deputies captured Price just before he made it to the interstate. He was arrested with nearly $20,000 in stolen jewelry still on his neck, the report says.

Price also was wanted on a Martin County warrant for a past robbery by sudden snatching and grand theft of up to a $20,000. He has another warrant out of Broward County for robbery by sudden snatching, dealing in stolen property and false verification of ownership. And there’s a warrant out of Ocala for grand theft of property between $10,000-$20,000, false ownership to a pawn broker and dealing in stolen property.

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