Man Accused Of Stealing Items While A Deputy Was Present At Wife’s House

September 9, 2019

An Atmore man has been charged with allegedly stealing internet and security equipment from his estranged wife’s house in Davisville while an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputy was present.

Tommy Dewayne Colbert, 55, was charged with felony grand theft.

A deputy responded to the 10600 block of Highway 97 to stand by while Colbert removed items from the residence after he was served an a domestic violence injunction by his wife.  The deputy watched as he removed a TV, clothing and other personal items and place them in his small car, according to arrest report. The wife was not at home at the time.

Later the same day, the wife reported that Colbert took her wifi router and cloud link modem for her security system valued at a total of $520. The security company recorded that their system disconnected from the internet during the time Colbert at the deputy at the residence, the report states. The wife stated the items were not communal property because she purchased them on her own after the injunction was served.

The deputy noted on his report that he saw the router on a table, but did not actually witness Colbert take it.

A few weeks prior, Colbert was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly pushing his wife to the ground. A judge revoked Colbert’s bond the battery case after the theft arrest, and he remains in the Escambia County Jail without bond.


7 Responses to “Man Accused Of Stealing Items While A Deputy Was Present At Wife’s House”

  1. Cheryl on September 10th, 2019 10:49 am

    What happened to “INNOCENT TILL PROVEN GUILTY”? THERE IS NO FURY LIKE THE WRATH OF A SCORNED WOMAN! Its a one sided system. One person can take ,sell or give away whatever they want. The other person cant get their belongings with 2 deputies present without being arrested for grand theft. REALLY?! I mean come on …there is always 2 sides to a story. Woman abuser and theif this man is NOT!

  2. CC Williams on September 10th, 2019 9:57 am

    Why did the deputy say “he placed the items in his small car.” What does the size of his car have to do with anything? Just seems odd.

  3. Hmmmm on September 9th, 2019 3:32 pm

    Okay, so the estranged wife feels the need to install a security system because her husband is doing crazy stuff, then he steals this system, right in front of the cops and still there are people on here defending him? So sad.

  4. Stumpknocker on September 9th, 2019 2:33 pm

    I would have thought the correct charge would have been violating the order only because they all state not to remove property from the household and only take personal items and tools of your trade.

  5. Tee bug on September 9th, 2019 11:09 am

    This is ridiculous and its all a judge’s fault if only everyone new this women they would know that this is all fabricated this man has done nothing wrong but try to make things right and keep his marriage from failing but some judges just don’t care and mostly the liberal ones. Hold in there fellow the truth will come out.

  6. Beth on September 9th, 2019 10:00 am

    This should make national news! How ridiculous is this story!!

  7. Mr. Metoo on September 9th, 2019 8:37 am

    I do not support what he did. He was arrested for stealing property from his wife because she said she bought it after the injunction. If this guy bought a winning powerball ticket would it not be communal property or would she want half ?

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