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Two Macon police officers, accused of stealing a tractor, were listed on the Bibb County jail's website Friday as having been released.

Magistrate Judge Jane Reeves set a total of $16,150 bond each on various charges for Troy Guidry and Jon Wantz.

She admonished the two men, saying they should be held to a higher standard because they are police officers, but she was going to set bond anyway.

Wantz, 32, said he understood the charges against him and waived his right to a hearing where those charges would be explained.

Guidry, 41, at first said he didn't understand the burglary charge, but then signed the waiver form.

The bond included $5,500 for a burglary charge, $2,500 for conspiracy to commit to commit a crime, $2,500 for Violation of Public Oath, $5,000 for theft by taking, and $650 for criminal trespassing.

Spokeswoman Jami Gaudet says Macon police are still investigating the case. She said Chief Mike Burns would have no comment Friday, including updating the two men's job status.

The tractor, worth almost $25,000, was allegedly stolen from a Macon plumbing business Wednesday night or Thursday. The owner says he used GPS to track it to Guidry's Monroe County home.

Judge Reeves told the men that the conditions of their bonds included not returning to the Mr. Rooter's on Roff Avenue, and not possessing any weapons.

Their case will now be transferred to the Bibb County Superior Court.

 

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