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Deputies recover stolen tools, arrest suspect

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Charles Graham Jr. (Source: Bulloch Co. Sheriff's Office) Charles Graham Jr. (Source: Bulloch Co. Sheriff's Office)
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies recovered two stolen work trailers full of stolen power tools and other equipment. Their suspect has been arrested several times for similar crimes.

"We received two theft reports after this past weekend. One was a contractor building on Harville Road and the other was on Josh Deal Road," explained Chief Deputy Jared Akins of the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office. "They are only a mile or so apart. Work ends on Friday afternoon and when they returned to the job site, they found tools stolen..even the trailers that held them."

Deputies quickly focused on convicted felon Charlie Graham. Akins said they've arrested Graham several times and he most recently served prison time for theft and more.

Akins said deputies flew a helicopter over Graham's residence and spotted trailers that resembled those reported stolen. They obtained a search warrant and found the trailers and an estimated $30,000 worth of tools inside.

"We suggest contractors mark their tools in some distinct way so, if they show up in a pawn shop, we know that something is wrong," Akins suggested.

Graham remains in the Bulloch County Jail.

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