BUR­GLAR­IES

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in­side the ve­hi­cle were all ar­rested and trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter.

Thomas An­thony Tate, 38, was charged with bur­glary, theft by tak­ing, crim­i­nal tres­pass and ob­struc­tion. Brid­get Daniel Ven­able, 28 and 35-year-old Rachel Mar­garet Boatwright were

The next day, just be­fore 11 a. m., deputies were called to an­other bur­glary in process at a res­i­dence off Smith Store Road. Ac­cord­ing to the caller, he was in­side his res­i­dence when some­one made en­try through a win­dow.

Once again, the com­plainant was able to sup- ply dis­patch op­er­a­tors with an ex­cel­lent de­scrip­tion of the sus­pect, who al­legedly fled the res­i­dence. When deputies ar­rived to look for the sus­pect, an­other alert ci­ti­zen spot­ted the man, later iden­ti­fied as 24year-old Quin­mor­ris An­trell Tate, and con­tacted 911 to let them know he was re­port­edly run­ning in the woods be­hind his sub­di­vi­sion.

Deputies can­vass­ing the area lo­cated Tate who was al­legedly talk­ing who a home­owner off Mills Drive. When they at­tempted to ap­proach him he re­port­edly ran into the res­i­dence but deputies were able to ap­pre­hend Tate prior to his es­cape. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion has shown that Tate was also con­nected with an­other bur­glary in the area.

Tate was ar­rested and charged with bur­glary, crim­i­nal tres­pass and ob­struc­tion and trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter.

“This is what can be ac­com­plished when mem­bers of the com­mu­nity and law en­force­ment work to­gether,” said Sher­iff Ezell Brown. “ I con­tinue to urge cit­i­zens to call the sher­iff’s of­fice when­ever the need arises be­cause it takes co­op­er­a­tive ef­fort be­tween law en­force­ment and the cit­i­zens of New­ton County to make our qual­ity of life bet­ter for us all.”

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