A Comer man has been arrested in the theft of a truck from a banks County business.
On Monday, June 9, at approximately 5:46 p.m., deputies were advised by Banks County E911 that a white Dodge Ram pickup truck had been stolen from the parking lot of Homer Chevron on Historic Homer Highway and was travelling south on Highway 441.
A deputy was leaving the Banks County Sheriff’s Office, located on Windmill Farm Road, when the call was dispatched. As the deputy was stopped at the intersection of Windmill Farm Road, he observed a vehicle matching the given description travelling south on Highway 441. The vehicle then turned onto Windmill Farm Road and continued towards the Banks County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies confirmed the description matched the observed vehicle and then conducted a traffic stop on the 2004 white Dodge Ram pickup as it was attempting to leave the entrance of Banks County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect/driver was identified as Jerry William Hall, Jr, 43, of 1715 Lystra Church Road in Comer. Hall advised deputies that he was “left at the store”. After being arrested, deputies located a fully-loaded handgun in Hall’s pocket. Deputies also located two matching handgun magazines that were loaded to full capacity.
The owner of the vehicle advised deputies that the suspect did ask for a ride at which time the owner refused. While the owner was inside the store, witnesses observed Hall take the vehicle and turn south on Highway 441.
Hall was charged with the following: Theft by taking (felony), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (felony), possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime (felony) and driving while license suspended (misdemeanor).