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Man steals equipment from chicken plant

Man steals equipment from chicken plant

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.

2 wanted for stealing nearly 40 iPods

2 wanted for stealing nearly 40 iPods

CANTON, Ga. -- Canton Police are looking for two men suspected of taking dozens of iPods from a local Walmart.

The robbery happened Thursday at the Walmart on Riverstone Parkway, according to Canton Police Det. Candy Worthy.

The two men are suspected of taking about 38 iPods from the Walmart's electronics department, Worthy said. They were caught on surveillance camera leaving the store's parking lot in a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Canton Police at 770-720-4883.

Man arrested for molesting very young children

Man arrested for molesting very young children

BALL GROUND, Ga. -- Cherokee County Sheriff's investigators have arrested a 27-year-old Ball Ground man for sexually assaulting two children.

Daniel Baxter was taken into custody Wednesday. He is charged with rape, child molestation, sodomy and sexual battery, according to Cherokee County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jay Baker.

Baker said both of Baxter's victims were under the age of 5, and that they were acquainted with the suspect, but were not related to him.

Baxter is being held without bond in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has young children who may have been around Baxter to call investigators at 770-927-0239.

Father arrested for interference with custody

Father arrested for interference with custody

CANTON, Ga. -- A Canton man was arrested on Mother's Day and charged with interfering with his estranged girlfriend's custody of their daughter.

The girlfriend, Alma Antonio, told Canton Police that Raul Baltazar requested a visit with the child, saying that he was about to be deported from the United States.

When Antonio took the child to meet with Baltazar, the suspect told her that he would harm her other child, who does not live in the U.S., if he did not get an unsupervised visit with his daughter, according to Canton Police spokesperson Stacy Bailey.

Antonio told police she believed Baltazar's threat and allowed him to take their daughter for "a couple of hours." When Baltazar had not returned the girl 12 hours after taking her, Antonio called police.

Investigators were able to track Baltazar and the child to a home owned by the suspect's cousin, Bailey said.

Baltazar was taken into custody and the child was reunited with Antonio.

3 arrested for attempted burglary

3 arrested for attempted burglary

CANTON, Ga. -- Cherokee County Sheriff's deputies arrested three men last week in connection with an attempted burglary.

The incident happened Friday at a home on Keeter Road in Canton. A neighbor called 911 to report three men placing a ladder against the back of the house.

Cherokee Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said the suspects were trying to break into the house when police arrived. All three men were quickly captured; they were identified as 23-year-old Dennis Karimi, 22-year-old Brandon Terrel and 18-year-old Kai Williams, all of Canton.

The suspects are charged with burglary. They are being held in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center on $11,200 bond.