Gainesville, FL (April 14, 2019) – A truck driver from Williston was arrested in Gainesville this week after police say that he stole a pack of steaks and ribs from a food distribution truck. 41-year-old Charles Rasaeed James was taken into custody by Gainesville police on Thursday, April 11th.

Officers say that James was seen on camera taking the meat from his truck and placing it a separate vehicle. After viewing the footage, officers decided to charge James with grand theft. After his arrest, he was questioned by officers regarding his role in the crime. He allegedly admitted to taking the meat at that time.

The value of the ribs is $334 per case while the steaks were valued at $224 per case. James was taken to the Alachua County Jail following his arrest. There is no word on whether he is still in jail at this time.


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A charge for a theft crime in Florida is a very serious event in a person’s life. Depending on the monetary value of the property that was taken, theft can either be a misdemeanor or a felony offense. Any type of theft conviction on your criminal record will have drastic impacts on your future. Employers generally look at theft as a crime of dishonesty and are likely to negatively judge anyone who has been found guilty of a theft-related charge.

When your future is on the line, you need a strong Florida theft crimes attorney who can stand up for your rights. At Musca Law, our team is available to help if you are facing a grand theft or another theft charge. We will look closely at the evidence and will advise you on the best path you can take to help secure your future. If you have been wrongfully accused, we will fight to secure a dismissal of the charges against you.

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