Further investigation into the matter led detectives to discover that Magee had tampered with the tire prior to the victim exiting the business. They believe Magee caused the tire to go flat in an effort to obtain payment for fixing the tire.
Magee was arrested on September 5, 2018 at his residence and booked on one count of Simple Criminal Damage Less Than $1,000. STPSO Jail staff located a tire valve stem in his pants pocket during booking.
Detectives believe Magee may have scammed or attempted to scam other individuals using the same flat tire/good Samaritan tactic. If you believe you may have been a victim of Magee’s actions or have information about this crime, call Det. Foltmer at (985) 276-1330.