Police: More charges likely in equipment thefts

By Jason A. Smith


Additional charges are expected to be filed this week, against a McDonough man who was arrested for allegedly having more than $1 million in stolen cable equipment at his home.

Dallas Woodroe Goddin, III, 30, is charged with theft by receiving stolen property and criminal use of an article with an altered identification mark. He was released from the Henry County Jail Monday on $20,000 bond, prior to his first appearance in Magistrate Court on Tuesday.

Henry County Police said authorities found the equipment at Goddin's home Monday, after being alerted by Comcast, one of Goddin's alleged victims.

Other companies whose equipment was reportedly found at the home also include Charter Communications and Georgia Power.

Henry County Police Sgt. Rene Swanson said detectives were at Goddin's home again Tuesday, continuing in their investigation of the case.

"There is an enormous amount of items, and they are preparing an inventory," she said. "Affected companies have representatives at the scene to identify their stolen and/or potential stolen items. Det. Joe Norton will be pursuing further charges against ... Goddin within the week."

Goddin is being represented in the case by Defense Attorney Ricky Morris. Morris could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

A preliminary hearing in Goddin's case was reset for Jan. 22.