Patrick Harris, 36, of LaGrange, was arrested Wednesday around 6:30 p.m. at the Troup County Landfill in the 100 block of Parmer Road on theft charges. Harris is a correctional officer at the Troup County Correctional Institute
According to reports, a witness saw Harris driving a truck and pulling a trailer into the property after the gate was secured, which he had keys to.
Deputies arrested Harris as he was leaving the landfill. Several items of scrap metal were found in his trailer.
Harris will be charged with theft by taking, criminal trespassing and violation of oath of office. Additional charges are pending.