Trio charged in burglaries

Published 12:09 am Sunday, January 18, 2009

Three men have been taken into custody in connection with a string of home burglaries in Brundidge during the last few weeks.

“In the past eight days, we’ve experienced several burglaries in the southeast part of the county,” said Sheriff Russell Thomas. “We’re hopeful this will stop or significantly reduce the number of burglaries we’ve been experiencing.”

Jermaine Flowers, Peter Jackson and Terrell Johns have been charged with burglaries of at least three homes, said Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas.

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Flowers, 35, of Springhill; Jackson, 25, of Brundidge and Johns, 21, of Troy, face charges of burglary third degree and receiving stolen property for burglaries that began on Jan. 8 and ended Jan. 15.

“They are charged with burglary third degree for a residence located on County Road 4430 (Tennile Road) in Brundidge,” Thomas said. “In this particular residence, the three traveled there to burglarize the residence. They kicked open the door, activated the alarm and then left that residence.”

Immediately after, Thomas said the three allegedly traveled to another home on the edge of Coffee County.

“They kicked open a door, gained entrance to the residence and took a Bwalt air compressor,” Thomas said.

Thomas said deputies also recovered a shot gun and a widescreen TV, which were taken from a home on Jan. 8, where the back door had been forced open.

Other instances like this that have occurred during the last week are still under investigation by the sheriff’s office.