April 18-- A father and son from Vidalia are under arrest for allegedly stealing from Rogers State Prison in Tattnall County.
District Attorney Hayward Altman says authorities searched a residence at 5249 Highway 297 North in Vidalia Tuesday night and Wednesday morning and recovered tools and other items allegedly stolen from the prison over a period of at least a year.
The DA says 55-year-old Stevie Coleman (left) and 30-year-old Brandon Coleman are both employees at the prison. They are being charged with theft by receiving. The father was booked at the Toombs County Detention Center in Lyons while the son was taken to the Tattnall County jail.
A Department of Corrections spokesperson says they have been suspended without pay pending an internal investigation.