Police release suspected shoplifter's preliminary autopsy results

Preliminary autopsy results on the suspected shoplifter found dead in a stormwater pond near Arundel Mills Mall show he drowned accidentally.

The results not final because toxicology results are still pending. The medical examiner found nothing suspicious in the examination.

Police say Tavon Talley, 26, of Baltimore was spotted allegedly stealing from Zumiez skate shop in Arundel Mills Mall Monday.

Security staff tried to take Talley into custody and chased him to the edge of the pond where he jumped in, according to Anne Arundel County Police. He never resurfaced.

Police said they found the stolen items with Talley's body when he was pulled from the water.

A woman who was with Talley at the time of the alleged theft is facing charges.

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