According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:
Jonathan Cole Collins, 18, of Ga. 341 in Flintstone was arrested for theft on Feb. 5.
Collins remained in Catoosa County jail on Monday with a bond set at $5,000.
On Feb. 4, officers with the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department and deputies with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office were dealing with questions surrounding a school bus that had mysteriously disappeared from one elementary school and had shown up at another.
The bus, No. 77, was left on the lot of Battlefield Primary School at 2204 Ga. 2 (Battlefield Parkway) in Fort Oglethorpe by the driver about 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 1.
“The theft was discovered by the driver when she returned to the lot to retrieve it on Monday morning Feb. 4,” officer Mitchell Moore wrote in the report. “The loss was being reported to the shop manager at virtually the same time a Walker County Sheriff’s deputy was calling to report that the bus had been recovered.”
The bus was recovered on the lot of the Chattanooga Valley Elementary School, about eight miles away in Walker County.
It was also discovered that Collins had just been released from the Catoosa County jail on Friday, Feb. 1, after serving two weeks for a misdemeanor drug charge.
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