ECSO: Man arrested after stealing 55,000 pounds of metal

Charles King Jr. (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office)
Charles King Jr. (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office)

SWAINSBORO, GA (WTOC) - A Bulloch County man faces several felony charges. Effingham County sheriff's deputies said he stole more than 55,000 pounds of scrap metal.

Deputies said they got a tip Saturday that Charles King Jr. was traveling on US 80 with a large amount of stolen scrap metal. Both the trailer and the metal were stolen from a recycling company in Swainsboro in Emanuel County. Effingham County deputies say this is their seventh metal theft arrest in the past week.

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