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One suspect flees, two arrested in theft ring

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Harry J. Parker (Source: Brooks Co. Sheriff) Harry J. Parker (Source: Brooks Co. Sheriff)
Jameel Tucker  (Source: Brooks Co. Sheriff) Jameel Tucker (Source: Brooks Co. Sheriff)
Robert Stewart (Source: Brooks Co. Sheriff) Robert Stewart (Source: Brooks Co. Sheriff)
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News release from the Brooks Co. Sheriff's Office

Quitman, GA - A check of a suspicious vehicle in the Dixie area of Brooks County resulted in the arrest of two men believed to responsible for multiple thefts of lawn mowers and four wheelers in Brooks and Thomas Counties in Georgia and Jefferson and Leon County in Florida.

A third suspect is being sought.

Upon further investigation it was determined that the trailer and lawnmower were stolen Bruce's Outdoor Equipment.  The lawnmower belonging to Sheriff Mike Dewey had been at the shop for repairs when the suspects cut the fence, loaded the lawnmower on the stolen trailer and took them from the repair shop. 

The suspects cut the fence at the repair shop and drove out with the stolen trailer and lawnmower.

"For quite some time we have been plagued with thefts of lawn mowers and four wheelers in Brooks County with the suspect vehicles being a white truck," stated Sheriff Mike Dewey.  "The Deputy drove by the suspect vehicle stopped on the side of the road after noticing the differing tags of the vehicle and trailer he stopped to question their motives," Dewey further stated.  During questioning one of the three suspects fled.

Arrested were 21 year old Robert Stewart of Tallahassee, Fl and Jameel Tucker, 32, also of Tallahassee.  The two were charged with Theft by taking, Possession of Tools used for the Commission of a Crime, Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Giving False Name and Obstruction.

The two are being held in the Brooks County Jail, each with a $40,000 bond. Tucker is also being held for Gadsden County, Florida on a Probation Violation.

Brooks County is currently looking for the third suspect – Harry J. Parker, age 34, of Tallahassee. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Parker should contact local law enforcement or the Brooks County Sheriff's Office at 229-263-7558.