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Arrest made in Lowndes School bus thefts

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In an odd case of repurposed property, school officials in Lowndes County say they have recovered two school buses stolen the weekend of October 5th. The buses were found in Jacksonville, Florida.

Lowndes County School officials say the buses were spotted nearly one month later on Saturday, running as shuttles during the Georgia vs. Florida football game.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested 44-year-old Alphonso Rock on multiple counts of stolen motor vehicles and altered or removed tags.

Officials say Rock is the owner of 95 South Tours and Transportation.

They say the two buses stolen near Valdosta were being used as shuttles outside Jacksonville's EverBank Field.The other two buses were stolen in Flagler County,Florida in August.

The Lowndes County Schools Transportation Director, Roger Christie, has driven the busses back to the transportation department and is currently in the process of getting them ready to go back on the road.

"You know, we've got some stuff we've got to do to 'em to put 'em back on the road," Christie said.

"Of course, our names were taken off of them, the bus numbers were taken off of them, so we've got to put all that stuff back on there to be able to use them here in Lowndes County."

Rock was released from jail in Duval County on bond. The investigation continues. 


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