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Chatham men charged in theft of 140 chickens

Posted March 31, 2011 7:50 a.m. EDT

— Two Chatham County men have been accused of stealing 140 chickens, according to the sheriff's office.

Roberto Espana Perez, 38, and Samuel Lemmons Perez, 25, both of 3640 McLaurin Road in Bear Creek, were arrested Tuesday in connection with the thefts of chickens belonging to Charles Moore.

Maj. Gary Blakenship said that Moore reported last week that chickens were being stolen from his chicken houses.

A deputy keeping an eye on Moore's property early last Tuesday noticed a truck that didn't belong to him pulling out from a driveway, Blakenship said. The deputy stopped the truck and found chickens in the back of it.

Roberto Perez and Samuel Perez were each charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny and second-degree trespassing. They were given separate $2,500 secured bonds and scheduled to appear in court May 9.