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Two arrested for Lowndes lawn equipment thefts

Vickers was arrested based off of a description deputies gained from an in home surveillance system of a home on Cross Creek Trails that had lawn equipment stolen from it Vickers was arrested based off of a description deputies gained from an in home surveillance system of a home on Cross Creek Trails that had lawn equipment stolen from it
Stryde Jones Stryde Jones
LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - Several pieces of lawn equipment were back with their owners in Lowndes County Monday after surveillance video led deputies to the suspects.

43 year old Thomas Vickers from Pelham, Georgia and 48 year old Erroll Parker from Jasper, Florida were now in the Lowndes County Jail Monday facing multiple charges.

Vickers was charged with three counts of burglary and two counts of theft by taking. Parker was charged with two counts each of burglary and theft by taking.

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Lt. Stryde Jones said for the past couple of weeks Vickers and Parker had been riding around the county looking for sheds and open garages and then coming back at night and to steal lawn mowers, weed eaters, and even a four wheeler.

"I think there were three ridin' lawn mowers, a couple of push mowers, a pressure washer, hedge trimmers, lawn blowers," said Lt. Jones. Lt. Jones added that the suspects mostly utilized Vickers' pick up truck to haul off the stolen equipment

The burglaries came to an end though thanks to a home surveillance system. "[The surveillance system] captured imagery of the person enterin' their garage and stealing their lawn equipment. Utilizing that surveillance footage, we were able to identify Mr. Thomas Vickers," explained Lt. Jones. 

Vickers was arrested and questioned shortly after deputies received the surveillance video. He was arrested after being spotted sitting in the parking lot of a Lowndes County business. Parker was arrested on Friday after a deputy spotted him driving down the road.

As of Monday afternoon, the sheriff's office was not aware of anymore burglaries the men may have committed but they were asking anyone with information about either of them to contact the sheriff's office at 229-671-2950 or anonymous tips can be provided at 229-671-2985 or on line at www.lowndessheriff.com.

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