UPDATE: Wanted Lee Co. woman, another man arrested in Dougherty Co. for selling stolen items

Stolen items possibly linked to storage thefts, police say

UPDATE: Wanted Lee Co. woman, another man arrested in Dougherty Co. for selling stolen items
Dougherty County Police said both suspects are charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, second degree burglary and criminal gang activity. (Source: WALB)

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - A Lee County suspect was arrested Sunday, according to the Dougherty County Jail.

Dougherty County Police said they believe Logan Avera was selling stolen items linked to storage thefts over the past six months.

Law enforcement said Avera was taken into custody by Dougherty County Police (DCP) on the 3300 block of Sylvester Highway in East Albany around 2:39 p.m.

DCP said Avera was arrested with a suspect named William Fox, who’s from Sumner.

They said both suspects were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, second degree burglary and criminal gang activity.

DCP officers said they got a tip from someone that Avera was selling items from the back of a U-Haul van near Kitty’s Flea Market.

Detective Julius Phillips said police are asking anyone who may have bought things from Avera and Fox to return them to the police department.
Detective Julius Phillips said police are asking anyone who may have bought things from Avera and Fox to return them to the police department. (Source: WALB)

DCP said Fox was selling stolen items with Avera.

They said Avera ran from officers when she saw them as they expected her to, but they caught her after a brief chase. They said Fox didn’t try to run.

DCP Detective Julius Phillips said they are asking anyone who may have bought things from Avera and Fox, to return them to the police department.

”We know there’s quite a few stolen items out there that sold even before our arrival and we’re just giving citizens the opportunity to kind of do the right thing and return the items without a chance of being charged with theft by receiving stolen property,” said Phillips.

On March 15, Lee County deputies said Avera was wanted for violating her probation. The sheriff’s office said Avera was wanted for second-degree burglary, participation in gang activity and conspiracy to commit a crime.

They also said they believe Avera and Johnny Leming were involved in making meth and committing thefts in Southwest Georgia.

Leming is still on the run.

If you see Leming, do not approach them, but call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 759-6012.

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