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Five arrested for allegedly stealing brush hog

Published 3:18pm Tuesday, December 4, 2012

FRANKLIN—Five Franklin residents were arrested after someone allegedly saw them stealing a piece of farm equipment from a lot near General Thomas Highway and Sunbeam Road outside Franklin.

The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office charged Julian Perry, 44; his son, Thomas Perry, 21; Paul Day, 46; Melvin Day, 48; and a 15-year-old boy.

Just after noon Monday, the sheriff’s office received a call about the suspects stealing a brush hog valued at $250, said Major Gene Drewery. They allegedly picked up the brush hog and loaded it onto a vehicle.

The dispatcher kept the witness on the telephone while deputies were sent out.

“The complainant observed the subjects leave with the piece of equipment and continued to give that information,” Drewery said.

Deputies stopped the vehicle with the brush hog on Delaware Road south of General Thomas Highway.

The owner was notified and identified the property as his.

“This is a prime example of cooperation between citizen involvement and law enforcement,” Drewery said.

All were charged with grand larceny. The Perrys also were charged with possession of marijuana. Melvin Day had an outstanding warrant from for possession of dangerous drugs.

The Perrys and Paul Day remain in Southampton County Jail on $5,000 bond. Melvin Day is in Southampton County Jail with no bond.

The juvenile was released to a parent.

 

 

 

  • Makalani

    (“TAPATAPATAPA…” STILL DRUMMING FINGERS — waiting patiently!) ”Hmmmmm!” Quick “to pile on” but not so quick to acknowledge that the reporter was right! How fair is that?

    Most people’s jobs mistakes are not open to public scrutiny like a reporter. Via the WWW — reporters’ mistakes are exposed to the whole world!

    When reporters make mistakes — as they are prone to because they are humans 1st — reporters 2nd — some are quick to critique — as is their prerogative. But in the interest of fairness shouldn’t critiques that are unjustly hurled also be acknowledged and tactfully retracted?

    Some people would rather “try and ice skate uphill/split hairs/twigs” rather than acknowledge an unfairly hurled critique! How would they react to an unfair job critique in front of co-workers? With a big smile?

    PS: No! I don’t work for the TN!
    Nor am I kissing up!
    I am all about fairness!

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  • Makalani

    LOL RE: @”This ain’t Texas. The paper is called Tidewater News for a reason.”

    Makalani December 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    “But you are 10,000% correct — a bush hog cannot be called a brush hog because it is not called that in SoCo!”

    I already agreed with you? “Whaddaya” want?
    “Wanna” run over me with a bush hog?
    I prefer to be run over with a brush hog! lol

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  • Liberty With Responsibility

    This ain’t Texas. The paper is called Tidewater News for a reason.

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  • Makalani

    RE: They say “get the bush hog and cut those cotton stalks”.
    Sure! In SoCo — farmer Bradshaw might say: “Leroy — get the bush hog and cut those cotton stalks!”
    But in another part of the country — farmer Bubba might say: “Cedmoe — get the brush hog — cut down those cotton stalks!”

    RE: Do we usually say we are going to get the tractor and cut down those “bushes,” or “brushes?”

    NO! We would not say cut down those “brushes” but cut down those bushes!”
    But in Texas — where a bush hog maybe called a brush hog — farmer Gonzlaes might say: “Juan Carlos — get the brush hog — cut down that brush!”

    Some people would rather “split twigs” lol than acknowledge that there are regional dialects/different terminology for identical items in the other 49 states and — indeed — other parts of the world?

    But you are 10,000% correct — a bush hog cannot be called a brush hog because it is not called that in SoCo! The reporter — Wikipedia — mrgoodbar23829 and I are 10,000% wrong — a brush hog cannot be called a bush hog!

    Carry on! I’m out! “GooDDay!”

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  • mrgoodbar23829

    It’s called by either one.

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  • Liberty With Responsibility

    Well, let’s see. Do we usually say we are going to get the tractor and cut down those “bushes,” or “brushes?” I vote for the former.

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    • employee2

      They say “get the bush hog and cut those cotton stalks”.

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  • Makalani

    (“TAPATAPATAPA…” Drumming fingers — waiting patiently!)”Hmmmmm!” Quick “to pile on” but not so quick to acknowledge that the reporter was right! How fair is that?

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  • Makalani

    “A ‘brush’ hog is a type of rotary mower. Typically these mowers attach to the back of a farm tractor using the three-point hitch and are driven via the Power take-off (PTO)” Wikipedia.com

    Different parts of the country have their own colloquial terms for the same item. One man’s — in this case a female reporter’s “brush hog” is another woman’s & a couple of men’s “bush hog!”

    One pothead’s “blunt” is another pothead’s “wacky-tabaccky” — both referring to cannabis cigarettes!

    “The reporter and the commentators are ALL correct Johnny — they all win brand new Troy Bilt ‘brush/bush’ hogs!”

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  • FromHere

    employee2, so did I.

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  • Makalani

    Kudos to the sharp-eyed — involved citizen “who dropped a dime” (urban slang for calling the PoPo)! Unlike the police — citizens are everywhere!

    Alert citizens getting involved is the best way to take “a bite out of crime.” The police are stretched too thin to do a lot of crime prevention. They mostly react after the fact and take a report.

    Thanks to this alert citizen — this valuable piece property was not stolen — hocked/sold for pennies on the dollar by these ALLEGED thieves/slugs to some other unscrupulous slug/buyer of stolen property.

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  • employee2

    All these years I thought it was called a “Bush Hog”.

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    • cscj27980

      Employee2, I’m with you. My daddy is a farmer and all I ever heard it called was a bush hog…

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