Authorities: Stolen church property found at Woodstock home
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November 28, 2013 11:45 PM | 1980 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday found numerous stolen items belonging to a Woodstock church and two different school districts at a home on Sugar Pike Road, authorities said. Above: Some of the recovered property, which included generators, a number of tools and other items, at the home.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday found numerous stolen items belonging to a Woodstock church and two different school districts at a home on Sugar Pike Road, authorities said. Above: Some of the recovered property, which included generators, a number of tools and other items, at the home.
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Just in time for the season of giving, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has discovered a number of tools and other items stolen from a Woodstock church that had been using the equipment to help less fortunate people.

Deputy Jeremy Driskell was the first to come across the church’s stolen property — which included a cargo trailer, generators, tools and even a kids’ bounce house — while he was out serving court papers in Woodstock on Tuesday, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.

Driskell was at a home on Sugar Pike Road to serve the papers when he noticed an enclosed trailer that met the description of one stolen in September from North Central Area Mission.

“Driskell was able to run a license check on the trailer and confirm that it was a stolen trailer,” Baker said.

Baker said detectives from the Sheriff’s Office arrived at the home and executed a search warrant on the property, finding more items stolen from the church in the crawl space of the house.

“The items recovered were tools used by the church to serve the community by building low-cost structures for less fortunate people,” Baker said. “Also recovered from the location were inflatable jump houses and popcorn machines that the church used for special events.”

In addition to the items stolen from the church, Baker said deputies found “numerous other items” including electronics belonging to school districts in Douglas and Gilmer counties.

“Digital projectors and other electronics believed to be stolen were also located at the residence,” Baker said.

The home belongs to Thomas Allen Reeves, 38, of Woodstock, Baker said, adding that the home owner is also the suspect.

“Charges for the recovered stolen property have not yet been filed as detectives continue to sort through the property that was taken from Reeves’ home,” Baker said.

But Baker said it turns out Reeves is already in custody at Cherokee County Adult Detention Center after being arrested Oct. 26 on several other charges.

Reeves has no bond, according to Baker.

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