Another arrest made in burglary case solved by Facebook post

2012-11-20T03:01:00Z 2012-11-20T07:19:00Z Another arrest made in burglary case solved by Facebook postBy HUEY FREEMAN - H&R Staff Writer Herald-Review.com
November 20, 2012 3:01 am  • 

DECATUR — A 17-year-old male was arrested Thursday in connection with a residential burglary involving a woman who was arrested as a result of a Facebook post, and a hit-and-run accident in which passengers were injured.

Diamante Hollins, also known as Bo Bo, is being held in the Macon County Jail on $32,000 bond, pending his arraignment this week.

After Hollins was arrested he admitted to police that he accompanied Brittany Spalding to the Woodcrest Apartments about 7 a.m. Oct. 29, as she used a spare key to enter the apartment, according to an affidavit by Decatur police detective Adam Jahraus.

“He helped Brittany remove a flat-screen television, Xbox and laptop from the inside of the apartment,” Jahraus wrote.

Police had been seeking Hollins since Spalding was arrested Nov. 7. Spalding was identified by her roommate, after she saw a post on the burglary victim’s Facebook page, which listed his stolen items. Spalding had told her roommate that the items belonged to her.

Spalding’s roommate told police a male nicknamed Bo Bo had been in her living room, trying to hook up the Xbox with Spalding.

Spalding, who was acquainted with the burglary victim and knew where he kept his spare key, was arrested on a felony theft charge of over $500. Her arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 11.

Hollis also is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident/failing to report death or injury.

At 4:45 p.m. Oct. 31, Decatur patrol officers found a blue 2004 Chrysler Sebring resting on its roof in a yard on the 1500 block of North Taylor Street. A witness identified a male called Bo Bo as the driver of the vehicle. The driver had fled the scene, according to an affidavit by Jahraus.

Two passengers were at the scene when police arrived. The back seat passenger, a female teen, was transported to Decatur Memorial Hospital for treatment of acute pain to her back, neck and legs. A front seat passenger, a 20-year-old male, suffered abrasions to his hands and a bruise near his right eye.

A passenger told police both passengers had been walking when Hollis, the male she knew as Bo Bo, gave them a ride. That passenger said Hollis began driving recklessly on Cushing Street, near McClellan Street, reaching 85 mph. Cushing is a residential side street with a speed limit of 30 mph.

One block later, he lost control of the vehicle and swerved on the roadway before striking a tree in a yard at Cushing and Taylor streets. The passenger said Hollins then fled the scene on foot.

Hollins, who failed to report the accident to police, was later identified in a photo lineup as the driver.

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