Multi-jurisdictional Stolen Truck Ring Busted

December 9, 2008

MACON COUNTY: The GBI and Houston County Sheriff’s Office culminated a yearlong investigation today by serving search warrants and arrest warrants at a Macon County trucking company.   The trucking company is located at 2524 Drayton Road, Montezuma, Georgia.  

While running a trucking business, the group stole tractor trailer trucks and took them to the business where employees would disassemble the trucks and sell the parts to different venders.  Some of the stolen parts were sold in Bibb, Jones, and Houston Counties. A truck was recently stolen from Nebraska and was recovered by Ft. Valley Police Department during a traffic stop after it left the Freeman property.   Other trucks were stolen from Houston County, Dooly County, Quitman, and Montezuma.

Fletcher Freeman, Sr; Fletcher Freeman, Jr; Sean Benard Freeman, and Timothy Tookes were arrested and charged with Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.  Additional charges are pending.

The warrant service and investigation involved multiple agencies to include GBI Perry, GBI Americus, Houston County Sheriff's Office, Dooly County Sheriff's Office, Peach County Sheriff's Office, Macon County Sheriff's Office, Turner County Sheriff's Office, Ft. Valley Police Department, Warner Robins Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol Aviation Unit, and the National Insurance Crime Bureau.   The Houston County Emergency Management Agency and Public Works Department assisted with support of law enforcement during the warrant service.

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Contact Information: 
Craig Rotter, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, GBI Perry Office, 478-952-9815