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Cloudy, cold, and rainy for a good part of our Friday. Our high temperature was felt early in the morning...in the low and mid 40's. Temperatures will steadily drop during the day, and fall to the mid and upper 30's by Saturday morning. We'll also include a 60% coverage of showers today. For Saturday, expect upper 30's ...
Man charged with stealing rare gold coins from Jasper attorney
JASPER - by Mike Lout/KJAS & Rayburn Broadcasting Company
Officers with the Jasper Police Department said on Tuesday that information obtained by Detective Bob Walker of the Jasper County Sheriff's Department had resulted in the arrest of a 32 year old Newton County man, who is accused of stealing gold coins from a local attorney.
Detective Garrett Foster said that he and others believe the suspect broke into the law office of Bill McGraw at 132 North Austin Street, here in Jasper, where he stole the rare coins valued at over $7,000.00 and then later sold them in Beaumont.
The suspect was reportedly arrested on Tuesday morning at a home in Newton County, where several of the remaining coins were allegedly found in his possession.
At last word, the suspect, whose name has not been released, pending formal charges and arraignment, was being held at the Jasper County Jail.