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Burglar makes himself at home

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - A burglar who made himself at home after breaking into two Colquitt County houses has finally been caught.

Kenny Lee Davis is was charged with two counts of first degree burglary. He was taken to the Colquitt County Jail.

Deputies said they saw Davis at both crime scenes. In one case, the the owner's father ended up chasing him out of the home.

Hal Suber says his daughter came home Tuesday afternoon and noticed her AC unit was knocked out this window. She immediately alerted her father who lives next door.

"I came over here to see what was going on," said Suber, who is a former Colquitt County Sheriff's Investigator. He said he searched the house with some help.

"Me and the deputy walked in the back door over here, we got about halfway through the house and heard the front door slam."

Investigators said Davis was inside and ran out the front door when he heard the commotion. "We got to the front door, the deputy chased him up to the next block and lost him," said Suber.

Davis ran through Suber's front yard and through the woods. He was eventually caught hours later in the same neighborhood.

Officials said electronics and other items had been stolen from the home.

"He had a bunch of my grandson's clothes in duffle bags, all kinds of stuff," said Suber.

Investigators says Davis was also seen by deputies earlier, leaving this nearby home on 319 North, used for storage. Investigator Shawn Bostick says Davis was probably a regular guest here.

"It appeared he had been cooking in the home. [It was] an extended stay, but at the second home guns were stolen and it was more traditional burglary," said Bostick.

All items stolen from the homes were eventually recovered. No one was hurt during either incident.

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