TERRELL CO., GA (WALB) - Home surveillance video helped Terrell County deputies arrest a man accused of breaking into cars in Sasser.
Sheriff's investigators arrested 24-year-old Jon Rice, who also uses the last name Blair. They believe he's the crook caught on camera carrying a shotgun while he stole money out of the glove compartment of this car.
He's suspected of breaking into more than a dozen cars in the Main Street area of Sasser since September 15th. Most of the homes had surveillance video, which helped authorities identify Rice.
A week ago, a man was seen on camera, using a flashlight, at John Ellenburg's home in Sasser about 5:00 a.m. Monday. He had a shotgun under his arm. Just after leaving home Ellenburg noticed money was gone from his glove box, and then saw his surveillance system had e-mailed him about an intruder.
Rice has been charged with ten counts of entering auto. Some of the property was recovered.
Authorities are working on finding the rest. "We know of two cases where guns, firearms have been stolen. We have not located those firearms at this time. again, officers are still working on the cases," said Sandra Walker, the jail administrator for the Terrell County Sheriff's Office.