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Man charged with taking piping from company

May 17th, 2013 8:49 am by Staff Report

Man charged with taking piping from company

Jarred D. Holmes

A Johnson City man was arrested Tuesday after a witness said he loaded metal piping that didn’t belong to him into a pickup truck and then drove off, according to a police report.

According to the report, police responded to a call at Allied Piping Co.,1407 E. Fairview Ave., regarding a theft. A witness told officers a man driving a truck had taken metal piping and was headed north on North Broadway Street.

Police located Jarred D. Holmes, 27, 145 Rockwood Drive, driving near Broadway and East Unaka Avenue and stopped the vehicle that reportedly had cast iron pipe fittings and multiple feet of cast iron pipe.

Holmes told police he had permission to take the material, but a person Holmes named to police said Holmes had not been given permission. The president of the company came to the scene and identified the piping material and valued the material.

A clear glass pipe with metal filters and burn marks was found in Holmes’ right front pocket. He was charged with theft of property and unlawful drug paraphernalia and was taken to the Washington County Detention Center.

Holmes was being held on $6,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

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