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Police officer, councilman charged with burglary

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December 31, 2002

BERLIN - Twenty eight -year-old Joshua Chanaan Davis has seen his share of mugshots, working first as a police officer in Moultrie, and for the past two months in Quitman.

But he's the one who was arrested Monday for stealing guns and cash from his hometown police department and more money from city hall. 

The Quitman police officer is also a Berlin City Councilman. "He's supposed to represent us, no thank you," said Berlin's Susan Barnes. "You can't trust anybody these days."

The property stolen last week was found at Davis's neighbors home, Jason Dean. A warrant is now also out for Dean's arrest. The key to solving the case, likely a missing set of city keys. Officials thought nothing of it until things started turning up missing each morning when they'd come to work, but there were no signs of forced entry.

"With it being a law enforcement officer involved always an embarrassment for law enforcement in general," Colquitt County Sheriff Al Whittington said.

Upon hearing the news, Quitman's police chief immediately fired Davis, but commended his work while on the force. He's free on $20,000 bond.

Neither Berlin's mayor nor police chief would comment on the burglaries because GBI agents are still hoping to connect others to the crimes. Davis will keep his spot on the Berlin City Council for now.

posted at 5:35 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com