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A woman said someone stole the well pump from her residence off Dripping Springs Road in LaFayette. A $500 reward is being offered to anyone who can help recover it.

Sometime between Monday, Oct. 13, about 9 a.m. and Friday, Oct. 17, about 12:30 p.m., someone stole the pump, its filter and accessories from the well house on the woman’s property.

The residence was also entered, as evidenced by a hole in the rear doorframe where someone(s) used a tool or pry bar to gain entry.

The woman said the attic stairs were discovered pulled down and were not like that when she was in the residence prior to the burglary.

The residence has been vacant temporarily due to remodeling.

According to the Walker County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page:

The victim in the case is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the recovery of the missing item and information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible.

Anyone with information on this case is ask to contact detective Sgt. William Davis at 706-638-1909, ext 254, or

Anonymous tips can be sent to the WCSD Facebook page, or by going to

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