Education reduces crime, sociologists tell us. But, in Georgia, proof of education solves crimes.
Amber Fields, whose name really makes me want to sing “America The Beautiful” like Mitt Romney, is charged with felonies in the attempted absconding of metal from a heavy equipment operator in Winder.
An investigator investigating the scene of the crime Jan. 20 found Fields’ wallet-sized diploma from Winder-Barrow High School in a book bag along with metal plates, according to an incident report. The deputy also found a cooler, rolling trash can and more bookbags full of metal that the 130-pound suspect allegedly dragged across the dirt parking lot, leaving a nice, easy-to-follow trail.
The estimated value of the almost-stolen metal is $5,000, according to its rightful owner, Jerry McDaniel, of Dacula.
The diploma was found in a bookbag along with a wallet, said deputy Brian Green in the incident report.
Fields, 22, of Dacula, remained jailed as of Tuesday, said a sheriff’s department spokesperson.