Tommy and Kevin Bevill, owners of Eddie’s Auto Service in Augusta, GA, caught a thief who was attempting to steal a truck from a home near their shop. Kevin was the first to see the attempted theft and chased the thief toward their business. That is when Tommy joined the chase and helped capture the man.
Below is the article as it appeared on the NBC Augusta Channel 26 website.
Brothers catch car thief
By Christine O’Donnell
Story Published: May 5, 2010 at 11:28 PM EDT
The Bevill brothers not only run an auto repair business together, but worked together to catch a man in the process of stealing a truck from an Augusta neighborhood.
The capture happened Wednesday morning at Eddie’s Auto Service located on the corner of Mike Padgett Highway and Sims Road.
Tommy Bevill says his brother Kevin was the first to see the suspect’s attempt to steal the truck from a nearby home. Kevin chased the man towards their shop. That’s when Tommy stepped in.
Tommy says the suspect ran right by him while he was fixing a car. He caught up to him in their backyard.
The Bevills held the man for several minutes until deputies to arrived.
"The way I was raised, if you see someone doing something they ain’t supposed to be doing, you need to call them on it. I’m the type if I see somebody’s purse get snatched, I’m going to do everything in my power to catch whoever done it,” Bevill said.
Bevill says there have been a lot of car thefts in that area lately.
The transmission and engine had already been taken from the recovered truck. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.
To read this article on the NBC Augusta Channel 26 website, visit http://www.nbcaugusta.com/news/georgia/92929824.html.