Police nab identity theft suspect

Published 3:00 am Saturday, December 6, 2014

Brundidge Police on Friday arrested a suspect in an identity theft case who had evaded officers for several weeks.

According to Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport, Charles Beasley and David Hiersche, investigators for Brundidge Police Department, had been communicating with Troy officers about Kendall Haynes, 28, who was arrested on multiple charges Friday.

“He’s being arrested on a variety of charges,” Davenport said. “He’s been running from us for some time. They apprehended him in Troy on Hubbard Street.”

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Payne faces both felony and misdemeanor charges, and according to Pike County Jail administrators, Haynes was being held in the Pike County Jail with a total bond of $68,500.

“He was charged with two counts of identity theft first degree,” Davenport said. “He was also charged with another felony of aggravated stalking and discharging firearm into an unoccupied building. For whatever reason, my investigators made aggravated stalking and discharging a firearm one charge.”

Haynes’ misdemeanor charges included harassing communication and several failure to appear charges, according to Davenport.

“He had some failure to appear on traffic (charges),” Davenport said, adding, “driving while revoked and running stop sign and reckless driving. He was charged with those, but he never showed up in court. By being able to apprehend him we were able to serve those warrants as well.”

Davenport said the arrest could not have been made without the help of the Troy Police Department.

“We surely appreciate the help from Troy Police Department and the work of my investigators Charles Beasley and David Hiersche,” Davenport said. “This man has been running and dodging us for some time.”