Posted: Tuesday, June 10th 2014 at 12:13pm
Man in stolen truck arrested in sheriff's office parking lot
By Rob Moore Editor
A man driving a stolen truck was arrested after he became lost and turned into the Banks County Sheriff's Office parking lot late Monday afternoon. (Photo/Sgt. Carissa McFaddin)
HOMER - Banks County seems to be attracting lawbreakers who might qualify for America's Dumbest Criminals.
A few months ago, two men impersonating law enforcement officers were arrested when they attempted to pull over the Banks County Sheriff's Office patrol commander.
Late Monday afternoon, a man driving a stolen truck turned into the sheriff's office parking lot, where he was arrested.
Sgt. Carissa McFaddin said the white 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck had been stolen from the parking lot of Homer Chevron on Historic Homer Highway.
Right after receiving the lookout on the truck, which had turned south on Highway 441 from the store parking lot, a deputy leaving the sheriff's office on Windmill Farm Road observed the truck traveling south on Highway 441 and turning onto Windmill Farm Road.
After confirming the description of the stolen vehicle, deputies stopped the vehicle as it attempted to leave the entrance of the sheriff's office.
Jerry William Hall Jr., 43, of Comer told deputies he had been left at the store.
After Hall's arrest, deputies located a fully-loaded handgun is his pocket, along with two matching ammunition magazines loaded to capacity, McFaddin said.
Hall is charged with felony theft by taking, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and driving while license suspended.
The truck owner told deputies Hall had asked for a ride, but the owner declined. While the owner was in the store, Hall took the truck and left, McFaddin said.
McFaddin said no booking photograph has been taken because Hall continues to be uncooperative with jail staff.
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