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Multi-county theft ring thwarted

CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

An arrest has been made in a recent string of burglaries throughout Wilcox and Crisp counties, and more arrests seem likely. Daniel McGee of Cordele is being charged with eight counts of burglary in Wilcox county.  

Crisp County deputies went to get a stolen TV, and left with more than three truckloads of stolen property. Now, they are trying to find out who all is responsible for taking it.

Drills, weed-eaters, tackle boxes, and a telescope are all items that investigators recovered from burglaries dating back to May twenty second.  

"Between May 22nd and June 3rd, we had a total of eight burglaries and two thefts in that area dealing with houses and deer campers," said Investigator Steve Mauldin of the Wilcox County Sheriff's Office  

Officers in Crisp and Wilcox Counties worked together to track down the stolen property. Their investigation put one person in jail, and there could be more.  

"Investigator Mauldin and I corresponded, put our information with his, which led us to different locations here in Crisp," said Crisp County Investigator Robert Rodgers. "We were able to put one person in custody and also we are looking for a couple more at this point."      

That man is Daniel McGee. Crisp County Sheriff's investigators told us that they are using any way possible to track down stolen property, like the way they found this 4-wheeler.   The Crisp County Sheriff's Office used a Georgia State Patrol helicopter to track down this four-wheeler as it was being ridden through the woods.    

Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock has a strong message for anyone who buys stolen property from the burglars.   "If you have some of this merchandise, and you don't return it and you don't call us tell us where we can locate it, you will be charged with possession of stolen property."  

If any of this merchandise is yours, then you can bring a serial number or identification number to the Crisp County Sheriff's office to get it back.  

Law enforcement did say that no guns have been stolen, and that McGee is cooperating right now. Deputies did not know how many arrests could be made when this is over.

 

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