A man was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $500 worth of chicken from Pendergrass Wayne Farms chicken plant.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office conducted a three-month investigation, which led to a confession by the employee, who had been “taking the chicken out of the box and placing it in a blue backpack and leaving the plant,” an incident report states. The estimated dollar amount of the missing chicken is between $300-$532. The complainant said he wanted to press charges against the man for “the theft of chicken,” according to the report.
Martin Delgado-Elias, 49, of Gainesville, was charged with misdemeanor theft by taking.