Deputies arrested two men for stealing aluminum bleachers from Tubman Middle School this afternoon. David Pearson, 44, and Francisco Govia, 37, both from Augusta, were stopped shortly before noon on Steiner Street near Clay Street after they were seen pushing the bleachers in Kroger shopping carts, according to Richmond County Sheriffs Sgt. Robbie Silas.
Sgt. Silas said the men were carrying tools and that authorities were able to identify the bleachers because they had sap stains from a pecan tree that matched the other bleachers at the school.
They were coming down the road with them and were headed down to the scrap yard to cash them in, Sgt. Silas said.
Both men are facing charges of felony theft by taking.