Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell announces Christopher Jerroid Garner, 24 of Florien, was arrested on Jan. 12.
A Kubota zero-turn mower valued at approximately $4,000 was stolen from inside the Central Sabine Fire Station on San Antonio Avenue in Many in the early morning hours on Jan. 2.
Not knowing about the stolen mower at the time, Deputy Dwayne Jackson saw Christopher Garner riding an orange mower on Middle Creek Road later that morning. The mower was later abandoned at a residence on Middle Creek Road. The mower was towed and stored at that time pending identification.
Detective Don Flores investigated the case and obtained video surveillance footage from the fire station and the residence on Middle Creek Road. Detective Flores determined Garner had taken the mower from the fire station and abandoned it on Middle Creek Road. Video also showed Garner went into the fire station two different times on the morning of Jan. 2.
On Jan. 5, Detective Flores obtained an arrest warrant for Garner.
On Jan. 12, Detective Flores talked to Garner and he admitted he took the mower from the fire station.
Garner was arrested and booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for 2-counts of Simple Burglary (Felony).
No bond has been set at this time by the 11th Judicial District Court.
Sheriff Mitchell recognizes Deputy Jackson, Sgt Frank Maxie, Many Police Detective Joseph Rainer, and Central Sabine Chief of Training Christopher Rainer for their help in the investigation of this case.
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