(L - R) Sergeant Christian Schanmier, Captain John Sanders, and suspect Dewey Garner of Lafayette, Iindiana.
Deputies Catch Alleged Thief, LIVINGSTON, September 6, 2012 - At approximately 11:35 pm on September 5, 2012, a call came in to the Polk County Sheriff's Office to report a theft. The caller stated to dispatchers that he was following the thief in his vehicle and that the thief was in a truck. Captain John Sanders with the Sheriff's Office was in the vicinity and spotted the suspect vehicle turn off of FM-3126 (near the state park) onto FM-1988 and headed in the direction of the Livingston City Limits. Captain Sanders initiated a traffic stop and was quickly joined by Sergeant Christian Schanmier. The vehicle was being driven by Dewey Adam Garner, 28, of Lafayette, Indiana. Sergeant Schanmier immediately began an investigation and was soon joined by Deputy Byron Dunaway. As it turns out, the truck had been reported stolen out of the State of Georgia. The bed of the truck contained a generator that belonged to the caller (Bill Mayfield of Livingston), and a chainsaw that also belonged to Mayfield. There was also a LCD television in the cab of the truck that looked brand new. Mr. Mayfield stated to PolkCountyToday.com that he had hired Garner to do some roof work, and that Garner stole his generator and chainsaw. Mayfield produced documentation proving that the generator and the chainsaw were in fact his. Schanmier placed Garner under arrest. Garner is facing multiple charges of theft. Mr. Mayfield backed his truck up to the stolen truck and was able to reclaim his generator and his chainsaw. The stolen truck (2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty) was recovered by Harwood Wrecker Service and will be stored at 101 Harwood Drive in Livingston.
Sergeant Schanmier searches Garner and is backed up by Captain Sanders prior to loading Garner into a unit for transport to Polk County Jail.
28 year old Dewey Garner was placed under arrest and transported to Polk County Jail.
This nice generator belonged to Bill Mayfield of Livingston.
This brand new Poulan Chainsaw also belonged to Mayfield.
Bill Mayfield (right) had hired Dewey Garner to do some roof work and Garner stole from Mayfield (also pictured Deputy Byron Dunaway at left, Sergeant Schanmier, and Big Jim Harwood).
The stolen truck was recovered by Big Jim Harwood (Polk County's only Triple A Certified recovery specialist).
Mixi thinks she's hot stuff in that sports car (but what she doesn't realize is the car is only temporary).
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