Three brothers were recently arrested in Emanuel County for stealing catalytic converters from U-Haul trucks that were parked beside Singh Food Mart in Twin City. The catalytic converters were discovered in the trunk of their vehicle. The three remain in the Emanuel County Detention Center.
Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office:
At approximately 2 a.m. on April 22, Twin City PD and Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of GA Hwy 80 and GA Hwy 192. Upon arrival, two individuals were detained. An inspection of the area revealed the catalytic converters had been removed from some U-Haul trucks parked beside Singh Food Mart. A short time later, a third suspect was found. A search warrant was obtained and three catalytic converters were discovered in the trunk of their vehicle. All three individuals were arrested and charged with Theft by Taking (precious metals). Three brothers were arrested: Randy Michael Tharpe, 37, Joshua Scott Tharpe, 36, both of Baxley and James Edward Tharpe, 40, of Glenwood. The Tharpes are being held in the Emanuel County Detention Center. The case is ongoing and more charges may be forthcoming.