Chemical thief sought

Published 5:50 pm Friday, April 15, 2011

A thief caught on camera is being sought by Decatur County Sheriff’s Department for stealing more than $80,000 worth of farm chemicals.

Investigator Terry Phillips said a reward from the Decatur County Citizens Against Crime is being offered for the capture of the thief or perhaps others working with the man.

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PGC Farms, owned by Greg Calhoun and located at 1393 Yates Spring Road, reported a series of burglaries beginning March 22. The reports state a black man wearing a mask was seen walking around the warehouse looking for specific chemicals used in peanut or perhaps cotton farming, Phillips said.

The investigator said it was like he had a shopping list, where he walked over some chemicals to retrieve others.

Among the chemical stolen were $44,720 worth, or 559 pounds, of Valor; $3,600 worth, or 600 pounds, of Temik; $2,400 worth, or 10 gallons, of Abound; $180 worth, or 10 ounces, of Express, and $29,325 worth, or 85 gallons, of Headline.

If you have information about these burglaries, please call Phillips at (229) 400-8008, or Inv. Chip Nix at 248-2105.