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Men accused of theft

SEBRING - Two Tampa men accused of theft apparently should have known that they had to secure a load on a pickup truck, according to a report released Tuesday.

Kary Lenard Stevenson, 40, and Rodney Craig Williams, 35, both of 8323 N. Orange View Drive, Tampa, were arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with trespass and third-degree grand theft.

The arrests came after deputies stopped their vehicle because it had an unsecured load of aluminum walking ramps and hand rails, the report says.

After they noticed that one ramp had the name "Sebring Middle," further investigation showed the load belonged to the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, the report adds.

Man accused of threatening two other men

LAKE PLACID - A Lake Placid man was arrested after being accused of threatening two other men with a gun, according to a report released Monday.

Jerry Bennett, 72, 121 Citrus Road, N.E. , Lake Placid, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment.

The victim reported Bennett followed him, and that after he stopped, Bennett pointed a gun at him and another man. The report did not give a possible reason.

The victim reported he tried to flee, but Bennett threatened to kill him if he did, the report said. The other victim was able to call 911, the report said.

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