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Henderson Co. Men Charged in Catalytic Converter Thefts Caught on Tape

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

Two men have been arrested and charged in the theft of 12 catalytic converters.

Randy Williams and Jeffery Vaughn were arrested Thursday in connection with this theft.

Monday, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputies took a report of the theft of the items from a residence on Rock Springs Road.

After surveillance video of the incident was aired on 7 Eyewitness News, numerous citizens called in tips which led deputies to the suspects.

Officials said the vehicle used in the incident was located at a residence next door to Jeffery Vaughn with freshly, partially painted primer gray spray paint.

"You could still smell fresh paint from 20 feet away." a deputy said.

Deputies reportedly found several empty primer gray spray paint cans in and around the vehicle.

Williams and Vaughn were apprehended at Vaughn's residence on Highway 104 South in Henderson County.

Authorities said Randy Williams had shaved his mustache off at the time of the arrest in an attempt to disguise his identity.

Randy Williams is charged with theft of property over $1,000 and is being held at the Henderson County Criminal Justice Complex on a $5,000.00 bond along with other charges of failure to appear on a court date of April 18, 2012.

Jeffery Vaughn is charged with facilitation of theft of property over $1,000.

Officials stated that while Vaughn didn't physically participate in the theft, his truck was loaned to the two white males responsible for the incident as well as the attempts made to disguise said vehicle after WBBJ aired the video earlier in the week.

Vaughn was released after posting $2,500 bond on April 19, 2012.

HCSD is actively attempting to locate the remaining subject in said video. Anyone with information on this unidentified subject is requested to contact the Henderson County Sheriff's Department at (731) 968-9855.