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Man in stolen truck arrested in sheriff's office parking lot

By Rob Moore Reporter
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HOMER - Banks County seems to be attracting lawbreakers who might qualify for America's Dumbest Criminals.<br /> <br /> A few months ago, two men impersonating law enforcement officers were arrested when they attempted to pull over the Banks County Sheriff's Office patrol commander.<br /> <br /> Late Monday afternoon, a man driving a stolen truck turned into the sheriff's office parking lot, where he was arrested.<br /> <br /> Sgt. Carissa McFaddin said the white 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck had been stolen from the parking lot of Homer Chevron on Historic Homer Highway.<br /> <br /> Right after receiving the lookout on the truck, which had turned south on Highway 441 from the store parking lot, a deputy leaving the sheriff's office on Windmill Farm Road observed the truck traveling south on Highway 441 and turning onto Windmill Farm Road.<br /> <br /> After confirming the description of the stolen vehicle, deputies stopped the vehicle as it attempted to leave the entrance of the sheriff's office.<br /> <br /> Jerry William Hall Jr., 43, of Comer told deputies he had been left at the store.<br /> <br /> After Hall's arrest, deputies located a fully-loaded handgun is his pocket, along with two matching ammunition magazines loaded to capacity, McFaddin said.<br /> <br /> Hall is charged with felony theft by taking, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and driving while license suspended.<br /> <br /> The truck owner told deputies Hall had asked for a ride, but the owner declined. While the owner was in the store, Hall took the truck and left, McFaddin said.<br /> <br /> McFaddin said no booking photograph has been taken because Hall continues to be uncooperative with jail staff.
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