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3 charged with stealing railroad property in Cherokee County

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Briana Hale Briana Hale
Dustin Massey Dustin Massey
Lance Adams Lance Adams
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(KYTX) - Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Game Warden Brian Bearden contacted the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and requested assistance on CR-4807 with some individuals that were stealing property from the railroad.


Bearden had received a call earlier in the day about an unrelated problem in the area. As he was investigating that call, he saw three people walking down the tracks pulling a homemade cart that ran on  the rails of the track.  When he called out to them, they removed some items
from the cart and placed them in the woods.

Bearden was able to detain one of the suspects, but the other two fled the scene.  Bearden learned that the suspects had been removing railroad spikes and "hooks" from the railroad bed, and selling them as scrap iron. 

The two suspects who fled were found at a residence in the 2900 Block of Hwy. 177 in the Mixon Community. 

All three were transported transported to the Cherokee County Jail.

Those arrested included: Lance Lee Adams, 22, of Troup; Briana Michelle Hale, 18, of Troup and Dustin Scott Massey, 24, of Troup.

All three were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and interference with railroad property. Bond is set at $2,000 each per charge.


There may be more charges filed if there is more damage to the railroad than was known at the time of the arrests.

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