Three arrested for Lee Co. thefts

Three arrested for Lee Co. thefts

LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Residents in a Lee County subdivision are shocked after thieves rummaged through vehicles, stealing guns and other items.

Three people have since been arrested in connection with the thefts.

19 year-old Blair Jarvis, 19 year-old Bradley Davidson and a 16 year-old were charged with five counts of entering autos and one count of theft by taking.

Ricky Hunt and his family's truck was parked in the driveway of their home on Dove Lane in the Springdale Subdivision of Lee County.

"I went to my truck, I noticed my door had been unlocked," Hunt recalled. "My glove box had been gone through, my center console had been gone through. And that's when I noticed I was missing a .44 out of my door."

He said the truck was locked.

"There was no sign of forced entry, no scrapes on the paint, nothing broke," said Hunt. "The only thing that I really noticed is since they've gotten in my truck, my remote start does not work anymore."

Lee County Sheriff's deputies responded to the neighborhood around 2:30 Sunday morning after receiving a call from a resident about a suspicious SUV.

"Deputy Smith was right around the corner basically and was there in less than a minute," said Sheriff Reggie Rachals. "He stopped the vehicle that was described over the radio."

Deputies also recovered two pairs of sunglasses, a pocket knife, gas cans and loose change.

While they found this rifle, two other guns, belonging to Hunt and his family, are missing.

"We normally don't have any problem," said Hunt. "I've had a couple coolers stolen out of my truck, but as far as breaking and entering, don't have any problem."

Jarvis and Davidson were taken to the Lee County Jail. The juvenile was taken to the RYDC.

Authorities are encouraging people who live in that area to contact them if they discover anything is missing.

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