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Sheriff reports arrests in thefts
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Sheriff Patrick Ray reports that deputies arrested three different people in connection with two separate thefts at the same Shelby Drive property last week.In the first case, Ray says that 39-year-old Gary Edward Matthews and David Eugene Driver, 40, went to a property on Shady Drive on Sept. 7 and allegedly took an antenna valued at less than $500.The two were charged with theft under $500, and both are under a $2500 bond with a court date of Sept. 22.As authorities were in the process of arresting Matthews and Driver, they were reportedly called back to the same address on another report of attempted theft.Deputies report that they discovered 37-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Sanders with a vehicle that did not belong to him. The vehicle was jacked up when they reached the scene, and it is alleged that he was attempting to take a part from the vehicle without permission of owner.He was charged with theft under $500.Sanders was also charged with theft on Sept. 3, this time over $500.According to the sheriff, Sanders allegedly took a catalytic converter from a vehicle on Potts Camp Road without the owner’s consent and took it to a scrapyard, where it was sold. Sanders is under a $10,000 bond and his court date is Sept. 22.William Corey Dickens, 27, was arrested on Aug. 21 and charged withtwo counts of theft of property over $1000.