Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Decatur deputies looking for suspects in Ag Pro thefts

Decatur County Deputies are looking for two men who stole from tractor businesses

Decatur County deputies are now helping with the search for a couple of North Georgia burglars because they could be connected to thefts in the South Georgia area.

Conyers police chased two men driving a stolen U-haul truck containing a John Deere tractor, mower, and Stihl power equipment stolen from an Ag Pro store there. The men got away, but one of them was captured on a convenience store surveillance camera before the burglary.

“They normally steal a roll back or a U-Haul trailer to steal this equipment, so if they do have a problem and they get caught they can run and leave all the stolen equipment there and that’s what happened several times” said Sheriff Wiley Griffin.

Sheriff Griffin thinks these same guys could be responsible for equipment thefts from Ag Pro in Decatur County in the last month or so. There is a $3,000 reward on the case. Call the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office if you have any information.

Read More at WALB

Meigs city government issues continue

Last week, Meigs’ mayor promised the city had insurance coverage after its previous carrier dropped the city. But now some city council members say that’s not true.

Mayor Linda Harris told us the City of Meigs got coverage with J. P. West Insurance as of November 16th, but some council members aren’t convinced that’s accurate.

“No one knows. No one knows if we have insurance what we’re being told by the mayor is that we have binders insurance but there hasn’t been a payment issued for it,” said Police Chief Gary Price.

Council members say the policy doesn’t actually take effect until the city pays $5,500. Now, they say Mayor Harris claims the city has to pay more than that, but council members haven’t seen any documentation to prove that.

Read More at WALB

See Also: State attorney’s office investigating Meigs for lack of response to open records request

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