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Local man arrested on auto theft charges
W C. Jackson
Charlie Jackson IV
     A sharp-eyed Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy questioned a man acting suspiciously and linked him to a recent auto theft, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.
      Charlie Jackson IV, 26, Meadow Drive, was lurking around a Grove Lakes- area convenience store Saturday evening when Deputy Reynaldo Rodriguez noticed him, he said.
      The store was closed, so Rodriquez decided to question the man, he said.
      During the conversation with Jackson, Rodriguez decided to check photos of a suspect in an April 15 motor vehicle theft that occurred in the area, he said.
      A white 2005 Ford Super Duty truck was stolen from an Ellis Road residence, and the offender also used a credit card that had been left in the truck, Anderson said.
      The credit card had been used at a convenience store on U.S. 301 South and Veteran's Memorial Parkway, and there was video footage of the offender, he said.
      When Rodriquez checked the photos taken from the store surveillance video, he noted Jackson was the man in the picture.
      "It was the same guy,:" he said. After being confronted, Jackson confessed to taking the truck from Ellis Road to Pretoria-Rushing Road where he abandoned the truck near his home, Anderson said.
      Jackson was charged with theft by taking motor vehicle, two counts of financial transaction card theft and one count of financial transaction card fraud, he said.
      He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where he remained Thursday with a $10,000 property bond, according to jail records.

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