Walnut Hill Man Charged With Felony Theft From A Church

March 24, 2019

A Walnut Hill man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly stealing audio equipment from a church and then pawning it.

Aaron Lucas Davis, 24, was charged with two counts of grand theft and one count of dealing in stolen property.

The Cokesbury United Methodist Church on North 9th Avenue reported two subwoofers, two monitor speakers and an amplifier were taken during two incidents two weeks apart. The total value of the items was about $2,400. Davis, a church employee, was caught on surveillance video removing the equipment, according to a Pensacola Police Department report.

Davis allegedly pawned the five pieces of equipment for $75 each, the report states. He was released from the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $15,000.


13 Responses to “Walnut Hill Man Charged With Felony Theft From A Church”

  1. Dakoat on March 28th, 2019 11:58 am

    I use to go to his church he is a very gid man so he is a very good person i spent time with him and his family.

  2. Justin J on March 26th, 2019 6:02 am

    No doubt this young man made a huge mistake! I’ve made them too and paid for the consequences BUT for you Christians without sin and to cast that first stone I pray for you as much as I’ll be praying for this man. For ALL will come short!

  3. Micah on March 25th, 2019 12:42 pm

    Ok I know this dude personally yes people mess up . He’s a really good dude. People mess up and it’s ok to be sorry. My husband and I absolutely forgive him he’s still a good guy and a good friend.

  4. Mad Citizen on March 25th, 2019 9:21 am

    I had over $50,000 worth of Jewelry, Go Kart motors, and other items stolen from my home. I had to search the pawn shops myself and the thief was finally caught. When the sheriff dept. showed up at the pawn shop and was shown the pic of the thief, the pawn shop said they would actually buy from them again. How sad, they are in it for profit. I filed paperwork signed by the judge and received the items I found in the pawn shop back without having to buy them back.
    Just beware, that jewelry sold to any of the coin shops, will be melted down on day 16. They are not required to hold these goods for 30 days, like a pawn shop. They are required to take pics of the merchandise, the seller, but it does no good. And this guy knew the seller was a thief. Very sad.
    Glad this thief was caught. And he steals from God’s house. Shame on you.

  5. BG on March 24th, 2019 8:35 pm

    God will pay him back

  6. paul on March 24th, 2019 1:21 pm

    As you exercised your free will to steal from a house of God, remember this, you will answer for it, and if you continue the stupidity… well I hear it’s a dry heat.

  7. Come on man on March 24th, 2019 11:21 am

    How in the world would the pawn shop known they were stolen?

    Pawn shops make a photocopy of the sellers ID and are required to report all purchases to local law enforcement agencies and hold items for 30 days before they can sell them.

  8. Disappointed on March 24th, 2019 10:55 am

    Shame on you, Aaron. You have disgraced yourself, your family, your church, and everyone who has cared about you and tried to help you along the way. You have absolutely no excuse for this!

  9. Iwonder on March 24th, 2019 9:51 am

    I would also like to know what fines will occur to the pawn shop that accepted the stolen equipment?

  10. tg on March 24th, 2019 9:42 am

    That look says I Didn’t Do It.

  11. Bewildered on March 24th, 2019 8:47 am

    Theft aside. The guy has $1,500 on hand to get out on bond – but pawns equipment worth 2,400 for practically nothing. 15 percent on the value of stuff is not a bad profit margins for pawn shops! Wow!!

  12. Lou on March 24th, 2019 8:19 am

    How very sad……trust, dignity and doing the right thing are things of the past. They paid him to steal from them.

  13. Wondering on March 24th, 2019 7:48 am

    We had a trailor stolen from our church by the corner of nine mile and davis.still no sign of it.. These are churches.. Im sure they could of just ask .

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