Atlanta police are on the hunt for a man who they deem is in the back of the back-to-back burglaries of “Ignition (Remix)” singer R. Kelly’s two Georgia properties.
Johns Creek Police Division Captain Chris Byers tells PEOPLE that a warrant is out for the arrest of Alfonso “Doc” Walker, a musician and long-established affiliate of Kelly’s who hired movers to trim out and dump all of Kelly’s property below the guise that the hit-maker used to be moving his operations out of Atlanta.
Kelly’s empty dwelling in Johns Creek used to be first chanced on on Nov. 26 by a cleaning lady who used to be hired to put together Kelly’s main space for his return from performances he used to be giving in Unusual Orleans. Discovering “most of Kelly’s issues were missing” — including furniture, electronics, dwelling equipment — she quick contacted police.
From there, Byers mentioned police went to Kelly’s 2nd space in the city and chanced on a identical scene.
Neighbors advised police they had considered moving crews emptying the properties over the past few days. “They were no longer hiding the rest,” Byers says. “Most obliging assumed Mr. Kelly used to be moving.”
Both properties had broken windows by their back doorways, though it used to be “obvious” to police “nobody had obtained entry” by that plot, Byers says. “They’d procure admission to to the dwelling,” he says. “No alarms went off. The broken windows on the 2 properties, we deem, were to obliging throw us off.”
Days later, Byers’ detectives caught three movers at one in every of Kelly’s properties — all claiming that Walker had hired them and advised them to breeze and sell all of Kelly’s property. “They were promoting it room by room — impart, $6,000 for each and every room,” Byers says, adding that the moving truck the movers were the expend of used to be registered in Walker’s identify.
Kelly’s camp did no longer acknowledge to PEOPLE’s inquire for command, but were in contact with police, Byers says.
A plump tally of all of Kelly’s missing objects and their values has yet to be despatched to police by Kelly’s team, but a police document got by PEOPLE lists objects akin to a seventy nine″ Sony television, two brown sofas, a shadowy leather recliner, bronze bar stools and Kenmore Ellie dwelling equipment. Seemingly the main sold objects were recovered and reclaimed by police, Byers says, though the customers receive no longer obtained their a refund.
Walker is out on the bustle, with six charges in opposition to him including two counts of burglary and two counts of theft by taking (one for each and every of the 2 properties). He also currently charged with two counts of theft by deception for the victims who sold his possessions, though Byers expects that quantity to manufacture larger as more of Kelly’s objects are recovered.
Total, the case is a new one for Byers. “Burglaries on the total happen for a few minutes till the alarms breeze off,” he says. “You’ve never the truth is heard about per week-long burglary.”
Kelly used to be closing in the news in October, after two girls came forward with allegations of bodily, verbal and sexual abuse.