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Nevils Man Tries to Sell Stolen Items to Undercover Investigators

On May 10, a citizen reported to Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team Investigator Jim Riggs that almost $5000 worth of metal trusses had been stolen from his property.

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Investigator Riggs discovered an internet sales ad for the stolen items. Riggs, along with Investigator Ben Lienhard contacted the seller and arranged a meeting. The seller, 44 year-old Richard Keith Lanier of Nevils, led the undercover investigators to the stolen items in a wooded area.

Lanier was arrested and he admitted to stealing the trusses. He was charged with Felony Theft by Taking.

The trusses were returned to their rightful owner.


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