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Convicted Felons Face Multiple Charges After Allegedly Stealing Scrap Metal

Two Dallas, Ga., men were also arrested on weapons and drug offenses.

Inside the police reports on Patch.
Inside the police reports on Patch.

The following arrest information was supplied by the Bartow County Sheriff's Office. It does not indicate a conviction.

Two Dallas, Ga., men drew more charges the longer a Bartow County deputy spoke to them.

According to the incident report, Steven Michael Ingram, 39, and Charles Timothy Earwood, 55, both face weapons, theft and drug charges after they were allegedly stealing scrap metal at a vacant address on Carnes Road in Cartersville on Feb. 19.

A deputy was dispatched to the vacant house around noon on the 19th to investigate a theft in progress. There, the deputy found the two loading the metal onto Ingram’s Nissan pickup truck and trailer without permission from the property owner, according to the incident report.

They were cuffed and arrested for criminal trespassing and theft by taking.

When the deputy did a vehicle check, Ingram’s truck turned up as having no insurance, so the officer called a tow truck to impound the vehicle.

When searching the vehicle, the deputy found a revolver under the front passenger seat, a shotgun in the rear floorboard and a glass smoking pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue in it.

After agreeing to speak with the deputy both men also admitted they were convicted felons. A criminal history on both men confirmed they were convicted felons.

Both were charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of meth in addition to the earlier charges.

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