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Florida man proposed to woman using rings stolen from other girlfriend

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Police say a Florida man stole an engagement ring and wedding bands from a girlfriend and then used them to propose to another girlfriend.

Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies said Thursday they have issued an arrest warrant for Joseph Davis, 48, who had not been found as of Friday.

Police say a woman from Orange City, Florida found out her boyfriend was enhanced to another woman, and when she looked up the fiancee’s Facebook page, she noticed a photo of her wearing a wedding band and engagement ring that was identical to her own from a prior marriage.

When the Orange City woman checked her jewelry box, she noticed her rings were missing. The total value of the stolen property was about $6,270, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Orange City woman reached out to the fiancee, who returned some of the items, and they both called it off with Davis, who also went by the names “Joe Brown” and “Marcus Brown,” the sheriff’s office said.

Davis has an active arrest warrant for a hit-and-run crash with injuries in Oregon, and previously has been arrested for possession of fictitious ID, filing a false police report, domestic assault and possession of cocaine with intent to sell, the sheriff’s office said.