Beat 13 Constable arrested for theft
by Rachel Davis
Mar 14, 2013 | 5569 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Douglas D. Lively
Douglas D. Lively
DORA — Dora Police arrested Walker County Constable Douglas Dewayne Lively Tuesday afternoon on charges of first-degree theft of property.

Lively has been accused of stealing a two-piece wedding set and a watch that totalled approximately $4,000 in original value from his girlfriend’s sister, Lisa Defore.

Defore alleges that Lively was at her home on Morgan Road to remodel a bathroom when he took the items from her bedroom on March 6.

The items were recovered at a Sumiton pawn shop by Dora police.

Defore credited Dora Police Chief John Duchock and Officer Jared Hall for their efforts in this case.

“They went above and beyond what they had to do, what any police officer had to do, to recover my items,” Defore said. She called the wedding set her most prized possession and expressed relief at having it back.

Lively was elected Constable of Walker County Beat 13 and took the oath of office for his first term in January 2013.

He was arrested and transferred to the Walker County Jail on Tuesday with a $15,000 bond.

He bonded out on the same day.

First-degree theft of property is a Class B felony and, if convicted, carries a sentence of two to 20 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000.