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Public defender suspected, arrested in missing ring case

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Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office

An attorney with the Augusta Circuit Public Defender's Office has been arrested on suspicions of not returning a ring she found in a Cracker Barrel parking lot.

Alexia Davis allegedly found the ring in the restaurant's parking lot near Belair Road and I-20.

The ring belonged to Jane Prater of Thomson, who told investigators she lost the ring in the parking lot. The ring was valued at $11,000.

An employee of Cracker Barrel told investigators she was approached by a woman inquiring what to do if she found a ring. The woman then declined to put the ring in the restaurant's lost and found.

Davis was jailed on charges of felony theft of lost or mislaid property.

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