Man arrested after trying to sell stolen Chattanooga ring worth $95,000

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A Whitwell man is in custody and a $95,000 diamond from Chattanooga has been recovered

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after a jeweler shop in Acworth, Georgia noticed something wasn’t quite right during a sale.

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Police arrested 41-year-old Brandon McNeece after he attempted to sell a stolen 9.46 carat diamond ring to Celestial Jewelers on November 4.

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The store owners called the police — and the rightful owners of the ring —

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— after noticing a different name and a Hixson address listed in a partial image of the Certificate of Authentication.

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Officers were able to verify that not only the diamond was stolen, but so was McNeece’s motorcycle.

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McNeece was taken to the Cobb County Adult Detention Center and faces charges of Theft -

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- by bringing stolen property into the state, Receiving stolen property greater than $1,500.00,

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Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

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