A Henry County man is in jail for stealing from a tornado-damaged building. Brandon Charles Everett, 24, faces numerous charges after being observed attempting to remove copper wiring from the Christian Women’s Center on School Road.
According to Sheriff Dee Stewart, investigators received information that a theft was going to take place and watched the area. Investigators observed Everett attempt to remove copper wiring from the building.
After a short foot chase Everett was arrested and charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer, criminal attempt theft by taking, loitering and prowling and possession of tools during the commission of a crime.
A second unidentified man was also taken into custody and turned over to Clayton County authorities on unrelated charges.
Another five men were caught Friday at a home in eastern Spalding County. According to the sheriff, investigators were called to the residence and upon arrival located the five suspects attempting to break in to the residence.
The five suspects, all from Griffin, are Thomas James Ward, 20, Christopher Zickefouse, 19, Mitchell Callahan, 19, Christopher Varnom, 20, and Thomas Parker, 19, All five were arrested and charged with criminal attempt to commit burglary.
Varnom was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon and Zickefouse was also charged with possession of a Schedule III narcotic.