Dougherty County Police officers stopped 27-year-old Christopher Paul Pearson for texting while driving, and improper lane change on the Liberty Bypass Wednesday night.
They were issuing him a ticket when they got a radio call alert about a man matching Pearson's description, in connection with an entering auto on Lovers Lane Road.
Neighbors had seen him leaving the area, and called police.
A search turned up over $8,000 worth of stolen property.
Pearson, a convicted felon, also had a shotgun and a pistol that had been stolen. It was part of the loot he is accused of stealing from a Lee County home in the area.
Lee County has charges pending against Pearson, who DCP says has an extensive criminal record.
He is still in the Dougherty County jail.
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