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Guitar stolen story
Based on this linkhttp://www.newschannel5.com/content/news/21351.asp I know that is not one link that will be good long term.
Police found one guitar that belonged to country music artist Jeff Bates, which is ironic since Bates used to steal instruments to sell for drug money.
In his latest music video, called One Second Chance, Bates played a $3,500 guitar, a gift from the Takamine guitar company.
“It's a beautiful guitar,” Bates said. “What makes it so unique is the wood work on it. It sounds really, really good.”
Last month someone stole the guitar from his garage.
“My first thought was, well, there's you some pay back,” Bates said
A few years ago Bates was in the Metro Jail and in a lot of trouble. Detective Rick Mavity worked the case.
“Our first encounter was not a friendly one,” Mavity said
Bates took some advice from Mavity and cleaned up his act. Detective Mavity still laughed to himself when Bates told him his guitar was stolen.
“You know, I didn't want him to think, well good for you, now you're getting a taste of your own medicine, but it turned out I was able to help him like I help the others,” Mavity said
Mavity found Bates’s guitar in a pawn shop.
“That was two days ago. Here I am with my guitar back,” Bates said.
Reason for Jail time
Editted as orginal said he served jail time for drug charges. It was theft due to drug usage. All added link to his home page--Bridgemo 20:31, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
I have removed the word "romantic" from the description of Bates' outdoor marriage ceremony. It may well have been romantic, but the usage of the word is POV. 220.127.116.11 01:53, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
A lot of these claims need verification.
A lot of these claims need verification. In fact,over half the article needs sources or verification. If no one objects,I may take out the sections that don't have references or sources.--18.104.22.168 (talk) 20:14, 14 April 2009 (UTC)