Man accused of stealing $10,000 from local trucking company

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Ashford (WTVY)-- A Newton man faces criminal charges involving the alleged theft of about $10,000 from the trucking company where was employed.

Mug shot from Houston County Jail.

An arrest warrant alleges 39-year old Antone Ferguson stole the money from Summerford Truck Lines of Ashford between November 1 and this week.

Houston County Sheriff’s Office Captain Bill Rafftery said the investigation is ongoing and doesn’t rule out additional charges and other arrests. He promised more specific information would be released later.

In an apparently unrelated case, a longtime employee of the trucking company was arrested in November for embezzling about $550,000 from the company.

Starla Ruth Ingram, 57, is awaiting trial assuming she is indicted on theft charges.