DC Man Charged with Burglary & Theft in Bridgeville

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An investigation into tire thefts near Bridgeville Sunday led to the arrest of a Washington, DC man.  Police found 2 trucks on bricks with the tires missing and another missing just the lug nuts.  Delaware State Police say 49 year old Ernest Covington ran from the Car Store – leaving his vehicle behind.  Before police found Covington – he also broke into Farmer Gene’s Market – taking cash and food, which police found on him when he was eventually arrested.  Covington faces burglary, theft and other charges – however the investigation into tire thefts throughout the county is continuing and additional charges could be filed.