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Smyrna Fugitive Arrested for Stealing Firearm, Related Charges

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SMYRNA, Del.— Smyrna police say officers arrested a local fugitive Saturday afternoon after a store owner alerted officers to a suspect stealing a rifle and other items from the store.

The owner of Smyrna Sporting Goods flagged down a Smyrna police officer at around 1 p.m., when he caught an individual taking items out of the store without paying for them. Police said the officer drove toward the suspect, 38-year-old Greg A. Grantland of Smyrna, who ran away but was caught at the corner of South Main and South streets.

Police said the officerrecovered the stolen items, including a 9mm automatic rifle, two knives, a scope, and two gun magazines. According to investigators, Grantland also possessed numerous prescription pills at the time of his arrest.

Grantland was charged with theft of a firearm, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, possession of prescription drugs, theft, and resisting arrest. He was ordered held in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $5,200 secured bond.

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