MARDELA SPRINGS, Md.- The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of a man accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of coral from an aquaculture store in Mardela Springs.
Twenty-eight--old Matthew A. Davis of Milford, Del., is charged with theft- $1,000-$10,000.
Davis' arrest stemmed from an incident that allegedly occurred on Dec. 21, when an aquaculture store on the 100 block of School Street in Mardela Springs reported the theft of multiple coral reefs designed for aquarium use.
According to police, the ensuing investigation revealed that Davis took nearly $3,000 worth of coral while the store employee was distracted. Police said that upon learning he had been identified as a suspect in the case, Davis attempted to return some of the purloined reefs and subsequently admitted his culpability to the investigating deputy.
Following his arrest Monday on the aforementioned charges, Davis was ordered held in the Wicomico County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:38:16 GMT
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