DEKALB COUNTY, GA- A DeKalb County police officer was arrested and out of his police job after being accused of stealing money from a crime scene.
According to investigators, Officer Ajamia Guyton was assigned to secure a scene until a search warrant arrived following a forced entry call in Lithonia on March 4.
At that scene Guyton was supposed to secure suspected narcotics, firearms and money at the scene, but when detectives returned with the warrant, they noticed items were moved.
After an investigation, police say Guyton was arrested and $231 of money from the scene was recovered.
Guyton was charged with theft-by-taking, tampering with evidence and violation of oath of office. Police say he resigned immediately during the investigation.
Guyton had been at the department since December 2015.