Arrest made in drug rehab theft
by Madasyn Czebiniak
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William Booker
William Booker
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Wednesday after he allegedly stole money from the Freedom Recovery drug rehabilitation center in Ohatchee last year, said Sgt. Jon Garlick of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Garlick, William Booker, 48, was a patient at the center, and the owner caught Booker stealing $1,000.

The owner told police that after he caught Booker, Booker promised he would repay the money, Garlick said. When the owner didn’t hear from Booker, he told police about the theft and a warrant was obtained for Booker’s arrest in July 2012, the sergeant said.

Booker was found in the Chambers County Jail Wednesday, Garlick said, after being arrested on another charge. Garlick said he did not know what that charge was.

Booker was found to also have an outstanding warrant from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday. Garlick said he did not know what that warrant was for.

Booker was transferred to the Calhoun County Jail Wednesday on felony charges of second-degree theft, according to a police report. Booker has a bond set at $5,000 and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 5, according to a police report.

Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.

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