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Burglary, grand theft arrest Kennith Wayne Taylor, was arrested Friday in Liberty County on charges of burglary of a structure and grand theft. According to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Taylor is accused of stealing a chop saw, pancake compressor, transit with tripod, and several hand tools from the maintenance building at Veterans Memorial Park back in October. Taylor allegedly admitted to the burglary. He was booked into the Liberty County Jail and remained in custody at press time. Man arrested for cocaine sales Arthur Christopher Jackson, 35, of Blountstown, has been charged with sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Inv. Mark Mallory served a search warrant on Jackson’s Houston Street home Feb. 24. A confidential source had been utilized to make controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Jackson at the home. The search of the house turned up a small bag of cocaine in a laundry room. Jackson was booked into the Calhoun County Jail and posted bond two days later. Arrest in stolen scrap metal case Charles Lester Capps, Jr., 43, has been charged with grand theft. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department, an investigation was conducted into a burglary at an old oil pumping station on Hwy. 71 South earlier last month. The case revealed scrap metal had been stolen. Inv. Michael Bryant conducted a search of local scrap metal recyclers and the investigation led to Capps as the person who sold them to one of the local scrap yards. The victim was able to identify his items at the yard. Capps was booked into the Calhoun County Jail and given a conditional release.

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