Sheriff : Man was trading stolen items for meth at truck stops | Crime
A 36 year old DeKalb County man is being without bond after being arrested for receiving stolen property this week.
According to Sheriff Jimmy Harris, Johnny Dewayne Croley was arrested at his home on County Road 3 in the Whitton Community. Deputies went to his home after learning that he'd been accepting stolen items in exchange for meth. The items found at Croley's home ranged from a Chevy truck to a Bobcat, power tools, lawn mowers, fuel tanks, even brand new railroad ties. The total value of the stolen items was about $80,000. Investigators believe he was bartering with truck drivers from around the country, exchanging the stolen items for drugs.
Corle's $87,500 bond was revoked, due to the fact that he was free on bond from a previous stolen property arrest in February.
"We have been working on this case for sometime and we are glad to have Croley in jail." Sheriff Harris said in a prepared statement. "The large amount of stolen property comes from all over this area and even as far away as Washington. It appears a good amount of this stolen property was exchanged at truck stops. We hope to return this property to the rightful owners as soon as possible. Most of it has already been claimed but we are continuing to follow up on this case."
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