Valdosta Daily Times

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June 1, 2006

Sheriff’s Office recovers stolen property

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office recovered approximately $100,000 in stolen property early this month, according to Sheriff Ashley Paulk.

Four men have been arrested on charges stemming from the recovery of the items.

Arney Copeland, Valdosta, was charged with two felony counts of theft by receiving stolen property. Edward Earl Jones, Mallen Denoris Pope, Jr. and Terris Maurice Lasane were each charged with one felony count of theft by receiving stolen property, according to a release from the Sheriff’s Office.

Items recovered include a Kubota Tractor, which had been stolen out of Florida, two X-Mark Lawnmowers, one stolen from Lowndes County, the other unknown at present time. Thomasville Police Department reported four golf carts and a trailer stolen, which were recovered in Live Oak, Fla. A jet ski and a number of household items were recovered, which had been taken from the trailer of a Moody Air Force Base family during a move to Florida. Four trailers, one of which was stolen from Lowndes County, have been recovered and a large number of guns and explosive devises were recovered. The explosive devices were later identified as dynamite and have been turned over to the ATF office, along with the firearms.

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