Summerville woman arrested after stealing from Espy Street man as he laid dead on the couch

According to a press release from the Summerville Police Department, On Jan. 21st, 2023 officers responded to Sixth Street in regard to Lisa Ann Sizemore, 52, of 6th, Street in Summerville, being in possession of a red Chevrolet Avalanche truck that belonged to Russell Keith Taylor, of Espy Street. Police found the truck stuck in the mud behind the Sixth Street residence and briefly saw Lisa Sizemore before she fled the area,” according to Summerville police. An officer went to 31 Espy Street to try and speak with Taylor but was unsuccessful, so the truck was impounded until it could be returned to Taylor. On Feb. 5th, one of Taylor’s neighbors requested a welfare check at his residence and officers witnessed Taylor’s body on the couch. Police found no obvious signs of foul play and Taylor’s body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s medical examiner’s office. Sizemore was then questioned by police and stated she had been outside Taylor’s residence cleaning the gutters when she went inside the home and found him deceased. Taylor’s doorbell camera footage revealed that Mr. Taylor and Ms. Sizemore had been spending an amount of time together in the days leading up to his death and she was indeed doing various odd jobs at the residence for him. Summerville officers determined Taylor’s death to be roughly around Jan. 18th. After Taylor’s death, Sizemore was caught on camera footage taking Taylor’s truck and stealing at least three truckloads of items belonging to Taylor, which included an electric bicycle, a boat motor, and other various items. Summerville Officer Matt Wilson booked Sizemore into the Chattooga County Jail, on May 12 charged with failure to notify the coroner of a suspicious or unusual death, felony theft by taking and entering an automobile to commit a theft.

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