December 22, 2014

Elyria
Mostly clear
37°F
test

Suspect arrested in theft of Best Buy employee’s car

Scott Daughtery

Scott Daughtery

ELYRIA — Police have arrested a man they believe stole a car belonging to a Best Buy employee on Tuesday.

Police arrested Scott Daugherty, 44, of Elyria, in the area of 1000 Chestnut Commons Friday afternoon. He was charged with possession of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and robbery after an investigation of the Tuesday incident in which a Best Buy employee was choked and robbed.

The employee, Madison Seman, 22, told police she got into her car outside the Midway Mall Best Buy about 4:15 p.m. and a man entered her car from passenger’s side door. She said the man choked her and threatened to kill her. When she got out of the vehicle and ran, he drove away with the car — a 1998 teal Ford Escort.

Seman told police she was talking to her boyfriend on her phone during the incident. The boyfriend was able to provide police with a partial description of the suspect.

According to the police report, Seman called police again Friday to report that her boyfriend was chasing the man who they thought stole the car. Officers arrested Daugherty after receiving another call from a bystander, who witnessed the two chasing the man around the area.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or cmiller@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @ChelseaMillerCT.