5 of 20 computers stolen from Carter Elementary recovered

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Knox County Sheriff's Office has recovered several computers stolen from an elementary school and arrested two men they charged with trying to sell them online.

Arrest warrants cited by the Knoxville News Sentinel state 23-year-old Kiarra Montrez Byrd and 35-year-old Victor Laroy Harrison sold a computer to an undercover detective.

An iMac desktop appeared on Craigslist shortly after 20 computers were stolen during a break-in at Carter Elementary School. The posting said it was still "sealed in the box" and offered the $1,300 machine for $900.

Byrd and Harrison each is charged with one count of theft and are free on bond. Neither has been charged in the break-in.

The sheriff's office said five of the 20 stolen computers have been recovered.


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