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Three charged with trying to steal air conditioning unit in Manatee

MANATEE -- Three men were arrested Wednesday night for trying to remove an air conditioning unit from a home, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies saw Gene Folds Jr., 50, John Folds, 51, and William Millspaugh, 49, trying to remove an air conditioning unit from an empty home in the 3300 block of 25th Street East at 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to a release.

The owner, Jackson Land and Cattle Company, told deputies that none of them had his permission to be on the property or take the AC unit.

All three were arrested and charged with attempted burglary, grand theft, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest without violence.

They are being held in the Manatee County jail, on bonds of $10,500 for Gene Folds, $11,000 for John Folds and $11,000 for Millspaugh.

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