Randal Clifton Barton, 58, of 27 Park Road, is charged with theft by taking and is being held for probation, according to jail records.
Officers earlier released video of the alleged theft, which can be viewed at RN-T.com.
Police interviewed Barton Tuesday and warrants were issued after the interview, Arrington said. He remained in the Floyd County Jail on Wednesday afternoon.
From July 14: Police looking for help in Tractor Supply Co. theft
Rome Police detective Chris Arrington is looking for help from the community in solving a theft of a lawn tractor and a trailer from Tractor Supply Co.
According to Rome police reports:
The lawn tractor and trailer were taken from the Tractor Supply Co. on U.S. 411 Friday around 9:30 p.m. Arrington said they are looking for a heavyset white male suspect, between the ages of 40 and 60.
The suspect pulled up to Tractor Supply Co. around 8:50 p.m. first to look at the tractors, then returned to take the lawn tractor and trailer around 9:30 p.m. on July 9.
Arrington said the man was driving what he believed was a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with a king cab.
The value of the lawn tractor – a Cub Cadet model – and the trailer were combined at $2,500.
If anyone has any information about the theft or a suspect, call Arrington at the Rome Police Department at 706-238-5126.
Kevin Myrick, staff writer