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Arrests made in two separate burglaries

Investigators with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety made arrests in two separate burglaries that took place this week.

On April 14, a burglary was reported at 442 Flint River Heights Road. Items reported stolen from the home were seven firearms, a sword, jewelry and a chainsaw, with the combined estimated value of $2,495, according to incident reports.

Decatur County Sheriff’s Capt. Chip Nix said he began working the case by canvassing the area, speaking with nearby residents of the neighborhood. Nix received a description of four males that were seen riding in a truck on the road on the day of the burglary.

“I was aware of two individuals who lived in the area that matched the description given by the concerned citizen,” said Nix.

Interviewing the two suspects, Christopher Terrel Glisson, 17, of 167 Flint River Heights Road, and Alvin Doug Boger, 18, of 2401 Twin Lake Drive, Nix learned the identities of two juvenile suspects, ages 15 and 16, who were also riding in the truck.

While conducting a search of one of the juvenile’s homes, Nix said deputies recovered several of the stolen firearms, a camcorder and some jewelry.

Investigators received confessions from all four of the suspects as to their involvement in the burglary, according to Nix.

One of the suspects led investigators to a wooded area where the majority of the guns taken during the burglary had been hidden.

Two chainsaws and the sword that was taken were found at a local pawn shop.

Due to only one chainsaw being stolen during the home burglary, Nix said he believes the young men may have been involved in other area burglaries.

Boger and Glisson were arrested and charge with burglary. Charges against the 15- and 16-year-old males were filed through the juvenile court system.

Arrests were made by Bainbridge Public Safety officers in a burglary that occurred only two days later on April 16.

BPS Officer Chris Jowers responded to a burglary reported to have taken place shortly before 11 a.m. at 1509 Water St. in Bainbridge.

Items taken from the home were a .22-caliber pistol, a Playstation game system, an iPod, a digital camera, a watch and several other miscellaneous items, according to BPS Investigator Mark Esquivel.

Officer Jowers received information from a confidential source as well as residents of the neighborhood providing a description of young men seen around the home when the burglary occurred. The information led officers to a home on Powell Street.

Jowers along with Sgt. Jon Harrison and Investigators Esquivel and Frank Green located three suspects at the home, 17-year-old Cedric Lamonte Rogers Jr. of 307 Wheat Ave., 17-year-old Marquevius Jocques Osborne of 1520 E. Water St. and a 16-year-old male juvenile.

Upon a search of the home, several of the items from the burglary were located inside the juvenile’s bedroom as well as a small amount of marijuana, said Esquivel.

The officers also conducted a search of the other young men’s homes, but did not locate any other items reported stolen.

Rogers and Osborne were arrested and charged with burglary. Charges against the 16-year-old male were filed through the juvenile court system.