CANTON, Ga. -- Cherokee County Sheriff's investigators say a 38-year-old White man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of equipment from his workplace.
Bradley King was arrested Wednesday at the Pilgrim's Pride poultry plant in Canton.
Cherokee County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said King is accused of stealing $123,000 worth of stainless steel equipment from Pilgrim's Pride over the course of eight months, and taking the materials to a metal recycler in Pickens County. He worked at the plant for more than five years.
King tried to run when officers arrived at his workplace to arrest him, Baker said. He was eventually caught and taken to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.
Baker said arresting officers found drugs, including methamphetamine, in King's pocket.
King is being held on $322,210 bond. He faces a number of charges, including theft, drug possession, battery and obstruction.