- Story Highlights
- Joshua Reece, 26, was arrested Monday.
- He is accused of stealing the van as mourners were filing into the chapel.
A man faces theft charges after he stole a local funeral home’s van during a funeral service, the Dawson County Sheriff said.
Joshua Reece, 26, was arrested Monday when a Dawson County resident spotted the missing 2005 Chevrolet, Sheriff Jeff Johnson said.
Officers also found a bag of methamphetamine on Reece during his arrest, Johnson said.
Reece is accused of jumping into the van during a Bearden Funeral Home service Oct. 4 as mourners were filing into the chapel.
At the time, the van was being prepared to take flowers to the cemetery, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
Reece, of Dawsonville, was charged with theft by taking, unlawfully entering an auto and possession of a controlled substance.
He is currently in jail, Johnson said.
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