Suspect in Auto Thefts Sought

The search is on for what authorities call a "serial car thief" in our area.

Newton police are asking for the public's help in locating 44-year-old Davie Lee Chapman.

Chapman is accused of stealing at least two vehicles in Newton within the last few weeks. He is also a suspect in several other auto thefts in neighboring areas.

According to Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry, Chapman may be facing auto theft and burglary charges in Newton, Lauderdale, Clarke, and Scott counties.

"If you see this guy please don't approach him," said Curry. "Contact your local authorities because this guy is considered dangerous."

Chief curry says the last vehicle Chapman is accused of stealing is a white 19-99 full size Chevy truck. He says Chapman is currently thought to be in the Lauderdale or Scott county area.


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