Man Arrested, Stolen Property in Tow
On 5/2/17, 67 year old Harrel Free was arrested on Short Circle after he was found to be in possession of stolen property. On 4/21/17, the victim reported to FCSO a trailer with mowers had been stolen from an address on Homestead Road sometime during the evening hours of 4/20/17. The victim spotted the stolen trailer and followed it to an address on Short Circle, where deputies made contact with the alleged suspect.
Mr. Free has been charged with Theft by Receiving, and is out of jail on a $2500 bond. Free will appear in court on 5/22/17.
Sheriff Tim Ryals reminds citizens to take precautions regarding personal property. Outdoor lighting and security cameras can certainly help deter/identify criminal activity on your property. Don’t tempt a thief. Lawn mowers, bicycles, trailers, BBQ grills, 4-wheelers, etc. are best to be stored out of sight from the road.
Here’s a list of other considerations: