Deputies solve several burglaries

Published 2:30 pm Friday, July 15, 2011

Several burglaries that have occurred in the county in the past week have led to arrests, according to Sheriff Kenny Harden.

The first burglary occurred sometime between July 8-11 in the Georgiana area, Harden said.

“The owner of the house was out of town and realized money and firearms had been taken from his residence once he returned,” Harden said.

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Three males, Cecil T. Blackmon, 26, Michael Jerome Blackmon, 19, and a juvenile were arrested and charged with burglary third, Harden said.

Cecil Blackmon has been released on a $10,000 bond, the juvenile was turned over to Juvenile Services and Michael Blackmon remains at the Butler County Correctional Facility with a $10,000 bond.

On July 13, deputies responded to a burglary in progress on Luverne Highway, Harden said.

Soon after receiving the call, deputies pulled over a vehicle matching the description given by a caller who had witnessed a man breaking into a shed, Harden said.

After getting in touch with the owner of the residence, authorities were able to identify items found in the car as being those from the shed.

Quentin Thomas, 27, of Greenville, was arrested and charged with burglary, third degree. This case is still under investigation, Harden said,

Two other burglaries have occurred in the past week and still have not been solved, Harden said. One occurred near Poorhouse Road and the other on Wesley Chapel.

“If anyone has any information on either of these burglaries, please contact us here at the office at 382-6521,” Harden said.