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Man arrested for breaking into Circle K on Archer Road, stealing cigarettes

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Calvin Davonti Smith, 28, was arrested early yesterday morning and charged with burglary and petit theft after allegedly throwing a rock through the glass door of the Circle K on Archer Road, then entering the store and stealing cigarettes.

A Gainesville Police Department officer responded to the Circle K at 2320 SW Archer Road and determined that Smith had thrown a rock through the store’s glass door, then entered the business, hopped over the front counter, and stole three packs of cigarettes and two packs of Swishers. The incident was reportedly caught on the store’s video surveillance cameras.

Smith was found at the intersection of SW 16th Avenue and SW Archer Road and was reportedly in possession of the missing items.

Post Miranda, Smith reportedly said he did not break into the store and was walking to his house. He said he bought the cigarettes from a “dude on 20th.”

Smith is also facing a sworn complaint from an incident on April 26 when he allegedly stole a beer from the Publix at 203 NW 13th Street. The manager of the store did not want to pursue charges for stealing the beer but wanted Smith to be trespassed from the store. The officer detained Smith to check for warrants, and Smith allegedly ran into a wooded area. The officer charged him with resisting an officer without violence.

Smith has two felony convictions (one violent) and four misdemeanor convictions (none violent). He was released from the Alachua County Jail in March after serving 95 days for theft and resisting an officer without violence. Judge Walter Green set bail at $7,000.

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  • Judge Walter Green was very generous towards these idiots. They should of been sent to judge Colaw. He’s a hard ass prick that hates criminals and sentences crooks to the max penalties.

    • Walt is a terrible judge. Why even arrest the guy if you are going to set low bail. He already has another theft case pending obviously he is too stupid to learn not to steal.

  • What a ‘great’ manager at the 13th st Publix๐Ÿ™„. This fella steals a beer from your store, but you decline to press charges. There is a terrible, terrible epidemic going on in this country- it is the coddling and almost bowing to criminals like we have never seen before. We make heros, even martyrs, of the kinds of people that are some of the most despised and despicable amongst us. Whatever happened to celebrating the good and punishing the bad??

    • For a store that’s that prosperous such as Publix; pursuing prosecution is literally not worth it.

      • It is well worth it to teach these scumbags a lesson. By the way, why is it somehow okay to steal from the “rich”?

        • You sound like a gold diggin groupie. Why is it your business regarding the affairs of a large corporation?

          • Your talking points come from Antifa, BLM, CRT and/or OWS 2012. Whatever new label Satan is using now. ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น

  • Do stores still use glass? Lexan (shatter resistant plastic) has been in use since the 80s.

    • It’s funny you mentioned lexan. A friend that works at the u.f. machine shop replaced some glass with lexan in the door that some thief kept breaking into and found the guy knocked out with his own hammer. It bounced back and hit him in the forehead early one morning.

  • I love how the bulk of people commenting on how black people get breaks from judges.

    Yet you remain mum when a white woman gets released on her own recognizance for a very similar crime. In fact, you wax compassion.

    Shame on you.

    • Your village called. They want you back. You assume why too much about things that you either do not understand or are trying to cover up. The proof is obviously look at the daily mugshots. Look at the Country’s daily arrests.

  • But he HAD to steal the cancer sticks because his “chillins” needed a smoke! ๐Ÿšฌ ๐Ÿ˜„

  • In case you wonder why our border is flooded with illegal job seekers, itโ€™s because citizens like this guy are not getting hired. ๐Ÿคก๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ

    • You have the emotional intelligence of a teenage girl. And I’ll leave it at that.

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