Georgia trucking company owner charged after recycling stolen trailers

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Macon, GA, trucking company owner was charged last week with 21 counts of felony theft by receiving after an investigation revealed he had sold stolen trailers to a scrap steel recycling company.

Metal theft investigators for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office discovered 21 stolen box trailers at KT Recycling in Macon on Oct. 4. The preliminary investigation indicates that 34-year-old Bradley K. Blackshear, owner of Q&B Trucking in Macon, sold the trailers to the recycling company for several months this year, according to the sheriff’s office

Investigators found identifying pieces of additional stolen trailers that had been scrapped on the property. The sheriff’s office reports the trailers had been stolen from seven counties in Georgia.

Blackshear remains in jail on $46,400 bond. He will face additional charges regarding the stolen trailers from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Dooly County Sheriff’s Office, the Butts County Sheriff’s Office and the East Dublin Police Department.

Officers continue to investigate and additional arrests are possible, according to the sheriff’s office.

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