SAVANNAH, GA ( November 9, 2011) A Savannah Man is arrested after stealing from a police car.


Monday morning a SCMPD Detective returned to his police car parked in the Wal-Mart Parking lot to find his trunk open and shot-gun missing. The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) came out to assist with their gun dog and the shotgun was located in a ditch nearby.


Video surveillance of the parking lot revealed a parking lot cleaning crew working throughout the night. The video also revealed one of the men, who was later identified as Marquis Dixon Branch entering the vehicle and removing the weapon.


BRANCH was located later that morning and arrested on two outstanding warrants through CCSO.  He denied taking the weapon. BRANCH was transported to CCDC and in addition to his outstanding warrants, he was charged with entering auto, theft by taking (Firearm), interference with government property and false statements.