Appling man sought in metals theft

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:46 AM
Last updated 11:57 AM
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Harden


Police are looking for an Appling man they say was one of three people stealing metal items to recycle for cash.

Benjamen Daniel Harden, 28, of the 7500 block of Winfield Road, is wanted for burglary and two counts of entering autos, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

A Thomson man told police that at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, he caught Harden and two others stealing various car parts, tools and other metal items belonging to him and a Grovetown woman from a property on Rance Perry Road in Appling.

The 68-year-old man said he saw one person loading some items into the back of a truck and two others coming out of the house on the property.

He called 911 and a Department of Natural Resources officer, who was first to the home, stopped two of the thieves as they attempted to leave. Rusty Shannon Brown, 40, said they were stealing the items to recycle because they needed money.

Brown and Jessie Rea Hutcheson, 22, both of the 6600 block of Cobbham Road in Appling, were arrested and charged with burglary and two counts of entering an auto.

Harden ran  into some nearby woods before police arrived.

Anyone with information about Harden’s whereabouts should call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 541-2800.

 

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jones255
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jones255 03/16/11 - 12:22 pm
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Hopefully, he will "see the

Hopefully, he will "see the light", and get out of jail, learn a trade, and stop stealing things that don'r belong to him. The same goes for the other two individuals, as well.

floridasun
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floridasun 03/16/11 - 12:41 pm
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I am shocked there is crime

I am shocked there is crime in Columbia County

Sweet son
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Sweet son 03/16/11 - 12:45 pm
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"Hey Bubba, did't you hear

"Hey Bubba, did't you hear me, I said bring me the bolt cutters and hurry up I think the police is coming."

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/16/11 - 01:04 pm
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Low life thieves. A 22, 28,

Low life thieves. A 22, 28, and 40 year old stealing like a bunch of punks. Hope a judge gives them 10 years each, hard labor, chains on their legs and swinging sickles in a ditch. If we ever want to slow crime down we actually have to start punishing criminals. Not confining, not rehabilitating, BUT PUNISHING.

jones255
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jones255 03/16/11 - 01:42 pm
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Sure there's crime in

Sure there's crime in Columbia County -- you just have to look a little harder to find it. We don't make the papers quite as often as Richmond and Aiken. But we are also smaller.

Richmnd Cty Votr
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Richmnd Cty Votr 03/16/11 - 02:24 pm
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Find a new CAREER, this one

Find a new CAREER, this one is NOT working out for ya! Where is the PRIDE of making a future on STOLEN ITEMS someone else worked for? I would feel rotton after I took something from someone that worked very hard for it. Would make me sick to my stomach, let alone knowing KARMA! I know my LIFE would be doomed.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 03/16/11 - 04:45 pm
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Great Job to the Department

Great Job to the Department of Natural Resourses Officer - Excellent listening out and pitching in to help catch these thieves.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/16/11 - 05:49 pm
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Take a look at his face, it

Take a look at his face, it tells you exactly what his problem is.

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 03/16/11 - 06:05 pm
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LOL nice you cannot hide for

LOL nice you cannot hide for long!!

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