Grand jury considers theft charge against Dawson city manager - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Grand jury considers theft charge against Dawson city manager

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • PCA faces judge Monday for salmonella outbreak

    PCA faces judge Monday for salmonella outbreak

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:03:54 GMT
     Happening today jury selection set to get underway in one of the largest food recall cases in our nation's history. It comes nearly 5 years after a deadly salmonella outbreak was linked to a south Georgia peanut manufacture and three people, including it's former owner are set to stand trial. More >>
     Happening today jury selection set to get underway in one of the largest food recall cases in our nation's history. It comes nearly 5 years after a deadly salmonella outbreak was linked to a south Georgia peanut manufacture and three people, including it's former owner are set to stand trial. More >>
  • Flat tire leads to deadly crash in Crisp County

    Flat tire leads to deadly crash in Crisp County

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:43 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:43:51 GMT
    An overnight crash involving semi truck turned deadly on Interstate 75 in Crisp County.According to Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock, a car suffered a blowout and came to a rest in the traffic lane of I-75 south near exit 94.While awaiting assistance from a deputy, a tractor trailer slammed into the back of the car. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and killed.It happened around 1:45 AM.The truck driver was not seriously injured.The Georgia State Patrol and the GDOT are investigating.T...More >>
    An overnight crash involving semi truck turned deadly on Interstate 75 in Crisp County.According to Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock, a car suffered a blowout and came to a rest in the traffic lane of I-75 south near exit 94.While awaiting assistance from a deputy, a tractor trailer slammed into the back of the car. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and killed.It happened around 1:45 AM.The truck driver was not seriously injured.The Georgia State Patrol and the GDOT are investigating.T...More >>
  • UPDATE: Police search for man who shot up two vehicles

    UPDATE: Police search for man who shot up two vehicles

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:38:04 GMT
    Albany police say several shots were fired into an unoccupied vehicle Sunday evening at a restaurant parking lot.More >>
    Albany police say several shots were fired into an unoccupied vehicle Sunday evening at a restaurant parking lot.More >>

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

 

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A grand jury will decide whether to indict the Dawson City manager on a theft charge. Barney Parnacott is charged with theft by receiving for purchasing a piece of heavy equipment from a man who apparently didn't own it.    

Ernest Jones claims he owned the bulldozer and left it on Thomas Jones' property to be repaired. Thomas Jones is charged with theft by taking for selling it. 

"What I do believe is that in this situation, he has the documentation, the dozer belong to him and that's all that's important to me, aside from the rest of it, I didn't want to take warrants Mr. Jones or want to take warrant on Mr. Parnacott, it's just this is the investigation, right's right, wrong, wrong the dozer belongs to Jones," said Inv. Alicia Parker of the Terrell Co. Sheriff's Office.    

During a hearing Wednesday Judge Jim Thurman said he's not sure there was any intent to deceive, but he bound the case over to the grand jury.    

Investigators testified the equipment was left on Thomas Jones' property for more than seven years, but he never formally tried to foreclose or take legal possession of it.

 

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.