May 01, 2013 – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office released details of an investigation that resulted in the arrest of a Winder man on a series of felony theft charges.
According to Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum, authorities got involved earlier this month when the owner of a Hoschton area vehicle repair facility reported catalytic convertors being stolen from vehicles on his property.
38 year old Christopher Leon Pope is charged with twelve counts of felony theft by taking, one count of criminal trespassing, a count of criminal attempt to commit theft by taking and one count of arson.
Authorities said the arson charge stems from one incident when a car caught fire while Pope was allegedly stealing a converter.
Investigators allege Pope was also trying to steal gasoline.
Pope is expected to face similar charges in Oconee County, according to Jackson County authorities.
They arrested him April 18.
Copyright Glory 1330 2013