-Auburn police arrested a 21-year-old Auburn man Wednesday and charged him with first-degree theft of property, first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespassing. Damion D. Johnson was arrested after police responded to an alarm at an automobile dealership in the 2000 bock of South College Street around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, officers saw a 2009 Chevrolet Impala crash through a gate at the rear of the business shortly after arriving on the scene. Officers pursued the vehicle, traveling northbound on I- 85. During the pursuit the vehicle swerved, struck a passing 18-wheeler & left the roadway. Johnson was taken into custody. Further investigation revealed Johnson had entered the dealership’s fenced-in property, and had stolen the vehicle he used to flee from police.
Auburn’s fall camp has a start date, meaning the offseason finally has an end date. Coach Gus Malzahn tweeted a picture of a countdown clock inside Auburn’s weight room, which shows 38 days, until the start of practice. That means the team will hold meetings Sunday, July 30th before starting practice later that week. It gives the Tigers approximately 5 weeks before their Sept. 2nd opener against Georgia Southern. The countdown truly begins during next month’s SEC Media Days.