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3 charged with South Paulding HS burglaries
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3 charged with South Paulding HS burglaries

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Three Paulding County men have been arrested for burglarizing three athletic buildings at South Paulding High School.

The suspects -- 38-year-old Jason Tyler Bishop, 23-year-old Jonathon Lee Byers and 44-year-old William Floyd Couch -- were arrested after an investigation by sheriff's officials in Paulding and Douglas counties.

Paulding County Sheriff's Cpl. Ashley Henson said the suspects are accused of stealing about $20,000 worth of items from the football, baseball and softball field houses at the Douglasville high school. The burglaries happened between Aug. 9 and Aug. 12.

All three men face theft charges. Byers was also charged with obstruction and violating his probation.

Couch is currently in the Douglas County Jail on an unrelated charge. Henson said he will eventually be transferred to the Paulding County Jail.

Items stolen from the high school field houses include two John Deere Gator vehicles, a refrigerator, propane tanks, baseball equipment, gas cans, extension cords and portable spotlights. Henson said some of the stolen material has not yet been recovered, but much of it was found when the suspects were arrested.

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