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Man charged with MacArthur's band instrument theft

Posted: Updated: Aug 27, 2014 04:40 PM

LAWTON, Okla._Police have charged a man with stealing MacArthur High School's band equipment.

Investigators say Jimmie Blake stole the trailer last Thursday morning from the MacArthur Middle School parking lot. Court documents show Blake's girlfriend told police on Saturday that they had taken the trailer and dumped the instruments in a field in Burkburnett, Texas. She said Blake then took the trailer back to Oklahoma where they hid it in a barn near a pond on what appeared to be abandoned property. Investigators were able to find the trailer based on her directions.

Blake was arrested by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol early Saturday morning following a traffic stop for driving under the influence. Investigators questioned him about the theft and he reportedly confessed.

Blake is currently being held on a $35,000 bond.


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