Man arrested for stealing gas from sheriff

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Armstrong confronts man in driveway

By Lisa King

Not even the sheriff himself is immune to being the target of theft, as Mike Armstrong found out recently.

Armstrong in April apprehended Austin J. Simmons, 18, of Pleasureville after discovering Simmons allegedly stealing diesel fuel from a fuel tank, a sheriff’s report said.

Simmons was in Armstrong’s driveway in a pickup truck at about 11 p.m. when the sheriff confronted him. When Armstrong tried to place Simmons under arrest, a struggle ensued, and Armstrong had to take Simmons to the ground in order to handcuff him, the report said.

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