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Gas Theft Suspect Arrested

Robert Wayne Duckworth

Robert Wayne Duckworth

The following press release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Investigators with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office assisted by an Investigator from the Georgia Department of Transportation on Friday November 1, 2013 arrested Robert Wayne Duckworth, age 49, of Young Harris, Georgia.

Duckworth was charged with Theft by Taking in reference to incidents where gas was stolen from a Georgia Department of Transportation Fuel truck.  The Fuel truck was located at a Georgia Department of Transportation Shop located within Towns County.

The thefts occurred between September 9, 2013 and the October 29, 2013.  There was a total of a 153 gallons of fuel taken.

Duckworth was arrested without incident at the Sheriff’s Office.

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