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Alleged pipe thief arrested
Houston County Courier

By Lynda Jones Managing Editor

A Lovelady man was arrested by the Houston County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly stealing aluminum irrigation pipe valued at $28,350. Kim E. Floyd, 48, of Lovelady was arrested and charged with third degree felony theft following a tip received by HCSO on Thursday, Aug. 18. According to the HCSO, a complainant reported the pipe had been stolen from gas well sites between Lovelady and Weldon off of County Roads 3525, 3550 and FM 3151 and FM 230. The complainant advised dispatch that he was actually out with Floyd. An HCSO press release states, “While at a work site on FM 3525 and FM 3550, the complainant observed a truck pulling a trailer that had aluminum pipe on it. “He stopped the vehicle and called the sheriff’s offi ce and stayed with the driver until the sheriff’s offi ce responded to the area. “Through investigation, the sheriff’s offi ce verifi ed that the aluminum pipe had been stolen from the sites reported and was valued at $28,350.” Floyd was arrested and brought to the Houston County Jail where he was booked and later released on a $15,000 bond.

 

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