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Hephzibah man uses app to find stolen items

Saturday, July 27, 2013 5:45 PM
Last updated 7:03 PM
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Police say a Heph­izbah man used his smartphone to locate his stolen laptop Saturday.

Joseph McGary, of Dayton Street, said he returned to home around 12:30 a.m. Satur­day to find his living room ransacked and his back door ajar, a Richmond County sheriff’s report said. Police say the back door appared to be forced open.

Among the items stolen were a Apple MacBook, a Dell laptop and a .45-caliber handgun.

McGary said he could track his stolen MacBook with an application on his phone. The app led police to the 2600 block of Barclay Street, where they met Christofer Khalil Martin, 18, and Jonifer Donriquez Martin, 20. The men denied being involved with the theft, but deputies found the stolen Dell laptop on a living room table, the report said.

Christofer Martin then agreed to show where the MacBook was hidden, and Jonifer Martin admitted to receiving the stolen gun and hiding it in a closet, the report said. McGary identified the stolen property, which was turned over to him.

Christofer Martin is being held without bond on a felony charge of burglary in the first degree, booking records show. Jonifer Martin, who faces a felony charge of theft by receiving stolen property, was bonded out.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/27/13 - 05:55 pm
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Again with the name

Jonifer

It reminds me of a Donovan song title.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/27/13 - 08:43 pm
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The burglars lived less than

The burglars lived less than a mile down the street (0.8 miles)
For sure one of them will not be sitting in the pews of Spirit Creek Baptist Church Sunday morning.

belle
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belle 07/28/13 - 07:27 am
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awesome technology
Unpublished

with the technology we have today we should be able to microchip guns so they can be found when stolen. Would be an amazing deterrent for thieves

corgimom
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corgimom 07/28/13 - 09:47 am
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Two more of Dumb Augusta

Two more of Dumb Augusta Criminals.

The list grows daily.

And this is a twofer, they are related. Two in one family, that would be downright embarrassing.

"Deputy, who are you going to believe, me, or your lying eyes that sees the laptop on the table?"

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