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Golf cart thefts solved

OCILLA, GA (WALB) -

The Irwin County Sheriff's Office ends a five month investigation to golf cart thefts.  Since November, golf carts were showing up missing from backyards. The investigation spans over several counties.

 Investigators say Clay Maddox went to four residential homes in the city and took golf carts and ATV's. Investigators say Maddox had easy access to the carts because some had the keys in the ignition. Maddox sold four the carts for as much as four thousand dollars.

The Irwin County Sheriff's Office had help to catch Maddox.

"They recovered a stolen golf cart that was stolen out of there county and they contacted us saying they had a suspect in custody. We went over and talked to that suspect and he admitted to taking some golf carts and selling them. They sold them in various places, Valdosta and Coffee County," said Steven Rogers of the Irwin Co. Sheriff Office.

Maddox also sold the carts in Homerville and pawn shops. Maddox is currently in the Coffee County jail charged with Burglary and Theft by Taking.  

Most of the property has been recovered. There is no word when he will be transported to the Irwin County Jail.

 

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