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Facebook posts helps Lufkin police catch store burglar

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Ja'Bryant Davis is in the Angelina Co. Jail for burglary of a building after he allegedly broke into screen Geek's off of John Redditt Dr. on Sept.5 .

Four days after Screen Geeks was broken into, the glass has been replaced and product has been restocked.

"It was a huge relief," said Screen Geeks owner Matt Davis. "I'm thankful to the Lufkin police department and KTRE for getting the words out about the phones and helping us catch Ja'Bryant."

Ja'Bryant Davis is in the Angelina Co. Jail for burglary of a building.

According to the arrest affidavit, statements from two individuals who say they saw Ja'Bryant Davis in possession of the stolen phones led Lufkin detectives to do more digging and that's when they found his facebook page with posts like this one that ask if anyone needs a phone.

"The suspect actually posted a mirror picture of him with one of the stolen phones," Davis said.

Matt Massey says that facebook posts have become very useful tools for police.

"With how tight budgets are right now, any information you can get for free is going to help those departments out," Massey said.

Davis was in court Monday. When asked about the posts on facebook, Davis denied the accusations.

Matt Davis says he has seen a lot of dumb crimes and says this one goes in the category.

"Taking pictures in the mirror of yourself with something you stole, ranks pretty high up there as things not to do as a criminal," said Davis.

Bond for Ja'Bryant Davis has not been set. He is also facing an unauthorized use of vehicle charge and that bond is set at $25,000.

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