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New London man charged with theft

Feb 08, 2017

A New London man was arrested Feb. 6 after Henry County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the New London Jet Stop regarding a suspicious person that was allowing his dog to enter the store.

Ronald Russell, 69, identified as the dog’s owner, was charged with fifth-degree theft, a simple misdemeanor. While Russell was speaking to employees, it was determined that he had placed non-purchased items in his pocket.

An investigation determined that Russell had committed a theft when he had a candy bar in his pocket that was not paid for.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

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