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JSO: Grand theft suspect arrested in Texas after months on the run

Jimmy McElveen stole thousands of dollars from local business, police say

Booking photo of Jimmy McElveen
Booking photo of Jimmy McElveen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After spending months on the run, a man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a local business was arrested in Texas, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

Jimmy McElveen, 44, faces a second-degree felony charge of grand theft. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, McElveen was the site manager of RMC Utilities on Philips Highway.

In May, he was given $4,000 dollars to pay subcontractors at a work site, but he took off with the money instead, police said.

In addition to the cash, police said, McElveen took a piece of equipment worth $18,000. 

He was found in Henderson, Texas, but was brought to the Duval County Jail Wednesday and ordered held on $50,000 bond, according to his arrest report.