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Multicounty theft suspect arrested Thursday

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 3:14 PM
Last updated 4:19 PM
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Area counties have canceled a lookout for a red pickup reportedly used in thefts after Burke County deputies captured a suspect Thursday evening.

According to a news release, the driver was identified as Wayne Darnell Coleman, 47.

Police said the 2001 Ford F-150 crew cab pickup matched the description of the vehicle used in thefts in Jenkins, Burke and Jefferson counties.

After a traffic stop Thursday, deputies discovered a 16-by-18 foot trailer that had been reported stolen from Anderson General Store in Statesboro, Ga. Police said Coleman and his pickup were caught on video stealing a trailer from a business in Burke County in June. He is also a suspect in Monday’s theft of a trailer and lawn mover from Millen, Ga., and that of a concrete mixer from Jefferson County about a year ago.

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AutumnLeaves 10/05/12 - 03:37 pm

Great to hear that a suspect has been caught in the Burke County thefts, etc. Hope the rash of burglaries in the last few days in Richmond County gets solved quickly, too.

CobaltGeorge 10/05/12 - 04:20 pm

can a "16-by-18 foot trailer" be towed?

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