Two arrested towing stolen car

Published 7:50 pm Friday, November 12, 2010

Sheriff’s deputies arrested two Florida men after they were stopped while towing a stolen car on U.S. 27 South on Thursday afternoon.

Deputies arrested both the driver, Terry Lee McAffee, 38, of Tallahassee, Fla., and his passenger, Wesley King, 53, of Midway, Fla., following a traffic stop on Thursday.

Just after 4 p.m., Sgt. Ed Moorhead stopped the men’s SUV, which was towing a homemade flatbed trailer that had a Dodge Neon strapped onto it.

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Initially, McAffee gave deputies the name of another man, who ironically also had his driver’s license suspended multiple times. Deputies then discovered the Dodge Neon had been reported stolen in Tallahassee.

Both McAffee and King were charged with theft by bringing stolen property into the state. In addition, McAffee was also charged with driving with a suspended license and giving a false name and information to law enforcement.

Moorhead said further investigation revealed the men had attempted to sell the car at a Bainbridge junk yard, only to be turned away when they could not produce identification.

Wildfire may create smoke hazard

A wildfire currently burning in a swamp near Homerville in southeast Georgia may cause a smoke hazard for other parts of South Georgia.

Decatur County forestry rangers are aware that smoke is traveling a great distance and could limit motorists’ visibility.

Currently, rangers are only issuing burn permits after doing site inspections. To request a burn permit, people who live outside Bainbridge can call 248-2616. Bainbridge residents should call Public Safety at 248-2032.