Police: Man arrested twice in less than week for same offense

Andre Morris (Source: Paducah Police Department)
Andre Morris (Source: Paducah Police Department)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Paducah man faces theft and other charges after police say he was arrested again less than a week after for the same offense.

Police arrested Andre Morris, 35, in the 1200 block of Broadway on Monday on charges of theft by unlawful taking (contents from vehicle), receiving stolen property and criminal littering.

Police were called Monday by a woman who said a man had stolen her purse and other items from her car while it was parked in the 1200 block of Broadway. The woman said her sister’s cellular phone was in her purse, and she located the man by using a location app on her sister’s phone.

The woman said she found Morris at a fast food restaurant on Broadway and confronted him. He left on foot, throwing various items
as he ran. The woman’s purse and wallet were found, and when he was arrested, Morris had an iPod that he could not identify, according to police.

Morris was arrested and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

He was arrested on similar charges last Tuesday after police say he entered several cars at businesses in the 900 and 1000 blocks of Monroe Street and the 800 block of Broadway.

Anyone who is missing an iPod from their vehicle, or whose vehicle was entered in the area roughly bounded by Broadway and Monroe Street, 8th Street and 13th Street is urged to call Paducah police at 270-444-8550.

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