Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that an arrest was made and stolen property was recovered involving an employee of Dongwon, located at 475 Meriwether Park Drive, Hogansville, Meriwether County, Georgia.
“On 03/31/2015 Dongwon Administrative Personnel filed a report with the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division in reference to the theft of around 28 copper welding disc, valued in excess of ten thousand dollars. The incident was reported to have occurred on or between 03/25/2015 through 03/26/2015. Our Criminal Investigation Division along with the Patrol Division were able to quickly identify the suspect in this matter with the assistance of Dongwon Personnel. The suspect in this matter was an employee identified as Jackson Blake Thompson, W/M, 35 years of age, address listed as Howard Road, Shiloh, Georgia.” Sheriff Smith said.
“Once we identified Thompson as the perpetrator in this felony theft we obtained warrants for his arrest. Our personnel arrested Thompson without incident when he reported for work at Dongwon on 03/31/2015 around 2 p.m. Through further investigation into the matter by our investigators we were able to locate and recover the stolen disc. Thompson sold the stolen disc to Davis and Sons Scrap Yard, located in Hamilton, Harris County, Georgia. Additional charges are pending against Thompson in Harris County, Georgia related to the sale of the stolen disc in that jurisdiction.” Sheriff Smith stated.
Jackson Blake Thompson is currently being held in the Meriwether County Jail on bonds exceeding fourteen thousand dollars. Additional charges are pending in this investigation.