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GRACE Marketplace resident arrested for allegedly stealing MacBook Pro from shelter

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Ernest Lamar Johnson, 65, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with unarmed burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, and entering false information on a pawn transaction form.

According to the arrest report, a MacBook Pro laptop valued at $3,000 was stolen from an office at GRACE Marketplace between noon and 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8. The next day, the CPU from that laptop was pawned for $125.

Post Miranda, Johnson reportedly admitted to taking the laptop, selling the CPU to the pawn shop, and falsely stating on the pawn slip that the CPU was his.

Johnson is on probation from a January 24, 2022, guilty adjudication on a drug possession charge. He is being held on $70,000 bail.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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