October 22, 2017

Arrest Made in Springhill Baptist Church Theft

On Thursday afternoon (3/9/12), Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Joshua O’Neal Gardner for his alleged role in a theft which occurred on, or about, 2/2/12 at Spring Hill Baptist Church on Hammett Road near Hogansville.

At that time, a five-ton air conditioning heat pump was reported as stolen from the grounds of Spring Hill Baptist Church. Video surveillance showed a suspect on the property, and removing the unit in the bed of a pickup truck just before daylight on February 2nd.

The suspect was later identified as allegedly being Joshua O’Neal Gardner. He was recently located at a residence in Hogansville and arrested without incident by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

Gardner has been charged with Felony Theft By Taking; and, is presently being held in the Troup County Jail.

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