COVINGTON, Ga. – A deputy arrested a Covington man Friday afternoon after he was found with stolen lawn equipment, including some reported stolen in Walton County last November.
According to Newton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Deputy Christopher Allen arrested Ruenell Rudison after a woman called 911 and reported that he was selling her stolen lawn equipment near the gas pumps at the Kroger on Highway 20.
When Allen arrived at the scene, he reportedly saw the victim and Rudison standing next to Rudison's white Chevrolet pick-up truck with two weed eaters and a backpack blower next to the truck.
According to the report, the victim gave Allen a list of the stolen items and serial numbers from the Walton County theft and the items were confirmed to be stolen. Allen also ran the serial number for another weed eater and confirmed it was stolen in Norcross last April.
Allen also reportedly found a chain saw and a hand blower in the back seat of the truck and five more weed eaters in the truck's covered bed.
According to a Walton County Sheriff's Office incident report, the equipment stolen there was taken during an early morning theft of a landscaping trailer in Loganville Nov. 3, 2018.
In that incident, three males driving a newer model Dodge Ram Quad Cab pick-up reportedly cut the chain to the trailer and took the trailer and chain. According to the report, the theft took four minutes.