Employee chases Springfield man accused of stealing auto parts

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A Springfield man is facing theft charges after he allegedly stole items from a local auto parts store and was later arrested after being chased by an employee.

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Daniell J. Taylor, 38, of 310 E. Street, was arrested on Saturday morning and ordered into the Clark County Municipal Court today, according to a police report.

Taylor walked into the Advance Auto Parts store on North Limestone Street at about 8:45 a.m. and selected several electronic devices from display areas. He then walked to the back of the store and put them in his pants. The items were worth about $250, the report said.

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He walked out of the store before employees could stop him. Taylor ran behind the store as one of the employees chased him while also calling police, updating locations throughout the chase.

When officers arrived, the employee was pointing to a home in the 300 block of Chestnut Avenue, where Taylor was standing on the front porch, the report said. Police saw Taylor throw the items into a flower bed and was later arrested. The items were recovered and returned to the employee.

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