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January 12--  Five people are under arrest in connection with recent thefts in Toombs County.

Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight says the arrests follow an extensive investigation by his office into numerous burglaries and entering auto cases over the past several months.

He identifies those arrested as 36-year-old Ashley Wade Barron of Vidalia, 21-year-old Anthony Markaza Mincey, Jr. of Vidalia, 21-year-old Dewey Ottis Altman, IV of Vidalia, 19-year-old Landon Bobby of Vidalia and 18-year-old Bryce McKinley Clements of Lyons.


Charges resulting from the investigation include seven counts of burglary, five counts of entering an auto, 17 counts of receiving stolen property, three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Sheriff Kight reports the recovery of multiple firearms, hunting equipment, an ATV, various electronics, marijuana and cocaine.

The investigation continues and more charges are expected.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff"s Office, 912-526-6778 or the non-emergency 911 line at 912-526-9292.