Macon cops charged in tractor theft resign

wcrenshaw@macon.comJanuary 26, 2013 

Two Macon police officers accused of stealing a tractor are no longer Macon police officers.

Troy Guidry, 41, of Juliette, and Jon Adam Wantz, 32, of Warner Robins, have resigned pending termination, department spokeswoman Jami Gaudet said in an e-mail Saturday.

The two are charged with theft by taking, criminal trespass, burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime and violation of the oath of office, for allegedly stealing a tractor from a Macon plumbing business.

Guidry and Wantz were granted bonds of $16,150 each after appearing before a magistrate judge Friday.

Bibb County online jail records indicate both men have been released.

On Thursday, employees of Mr. Rooter on Roff Avenue in Macon arrived at work and saw outdoor lights had been broken. Although they didn’t notice anything missing, an employee used a GPS tracking system to see that the tractor was in Juliette. Macon police and Monroe County deputies found it at Guidry’s home.

Both officers were arrested Thursday.

To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.

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