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Deputies arrest suspect in stolen 18-wheeler investigation

James Trawick is charged with theft by taking. James Trawick is charged with theft by taking.
Sheriff Wiley Griffin Sheriff Wiley Griffin
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DECATUR CO., GA (WALB) - A man is in custody after investigators said he stole an 18-wheeler from a construction company in Decatur county. 

James Trawick, 36, is behind bars in Burke County after deputies there recognized the semi from alerts put out by Georgia State Patrol.

Sheriff Wiley Griffin said there have been multiple tractor trailer thefts in the county lately. 

He plans to contact Dougherty County officials to see if a weekend semi theft there may be related. 

Sheriff Griffin said, “All of these thefts are similar in nature because they're very expensive tractors and trailers.  We don't have a common denominator with these individuals right now, but we're working on that, too.”

Decatur county investigators intend to charge Trawick with theft by taking. 

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