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UPDATED: Man Jailed for Stealing from Corpse, Falmouth Police Say

According to the Cape Cod Times, after allegedly stealing a cell phone and a shirt from a man who had just died of a heroin overdose, Michael Christopher Averett was arrested in a Dunkin' Donuts. Arrest information does not indicate convictions.

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A 23-year-old Mashpee man was arrested  on East Falmouth Highway in the noon hour Wednesday on a warrant as well as on suspicion of several new charges, according to arrest information from the Falmouth Police Department. 

According to the Cape Cod Times, after allegedly stealing a cell phone and a shirt from a man who had just died of a heroin overdose, Michael Christopher Averett was arrested in a Dunkin' Donuts where he struggled with police.

Read "Mashpee man charged with stealing shirt from dead man."

Police said Averett faces charges of resisting arrest, possession to distribute a class B drug, a drug violation near a school or park, assault and battery on a police officer, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct and maliciously injuring real or personal property.

Arrest information from the Falmouth Police Department does not indicate convictions. For more police, court and fire news in the Falmouth area, please see our Police & Fire news page, where you can also sign up for email updates. Recent headlines include:


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Louisa Hufstader January 17, 2014 at 10:56 AM
It was a shirt, not a short that allegedly was taken from the overdose victim's body. Thanks all who caught my typo.

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