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DCP: Man arrested after stealing items from storm-damaged store

Tron Sutherland (Source: Dougherty County Jail) Tron Sutherland (Source: Dougherty County Jail)
DCP arrested Sutherland at this storm damaged Dollar General. (Source: WALB) DCP arrested Sutherland at this storm damaged Dollar General. (Source: WALB)
Lt. Steve Mitchum (Source: WALB) Lt. Steve Mitchum (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

One man is facing charges, after police said he stole items from a storm-damaged store. 

Dougherty County Police arrested Tron Sutherland Sunday. 

Police said they found Sutherland carrying items out of the Dollar General store in the 4800 block of Hill Road. 

The store had been severely damaged by the tornado in January. 

Police asked Sutherland what he was doing. 

Sutherland reportedly said he noticed the building was torn down and stopped to see what was left. 

"This property still belongs to the people there," said DCP Lieutenant Steve Mitchum.  "It doesn't give anybody the right to go in and give them free range to get anything they want."

Lieutenant Mitchum said the same laws apply for storm affected homes. 

Sutherland was charged with burglary and theft by taking. 

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