Columbus police arrested Ely Joseph Stevenson on Sept. 13 after a theft at St. Mary School, 700 S. Third St. in German Village.

Stevenson, 31, allegedly stole a $1,200 speaker and 33 iPads valued at $10,000 on Sept. 3 from the school.

He has a preliminary hearing date Sept. 22 in Franklin County Municipal Court.

“The suspect was positively identified by multiple people,” said Detective Mike West of the Columbus Division of Police.

Stevenson is facing felony charges of theft and breaking and entering, fourth- and fifth-degree felonies, respectively.

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