Man arrested in multiple burglaries

Man arrested in multiple burglaries

MITCHELL CO., GA (WALB) - A Mitchell County man is back behind bars after being caught pushing a wheelbarrow full of stolen property down the road. Camilla Police arrested 49-year old Samuel Gaines Jr. and charged him with breaking into three homes.

A resident alerted police to Gaines as he was walking down MacArthur Drive early Monday morning.

"Law enforcement can't be everywhere at all times. So, it always helps when the community will report things that they are so that we can respond and react to that," said Chief Investigator Robert Casterline with the Camilla Police Department.

Gaines broke into utility sheds on the 3 properties and only stole lawn equipment. Casterline said Gaines has been caught and served time in previous burglary cases.

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