Henry Co. arrests man in lawnmower theft, other charges

Gary Butts (Source: Henry Co. Sheriff's Office)
Gary Butts (Source: Henry Co. Sheriff's Office)

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ABBEVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Investigators with the Henry County Sheriff's Office and Abbeville Police Task Force arrested a Georgia man on theft charges Monday.

Gary Leonard Butts, 30, of Quitman was charged with a felony count of theft of property 1st degree.

Butts allegedly stole a John Deere lawnmower from a residence on County Road 32 West and was later confronted by the homeowner on County Road 99.

Law enforcement was called to the scene of the confrontation and took Butts into custody.

Butts is wanted in Dale County on charges of receiving stolen property and in four different Georgia counties on theft charges.

He is currently being held in the Henry County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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