Bainbridge State College Police make arrests in technology theft

Published 4:33 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Friday update: 

Harlan Bruce Miller, Jr., who was wanted by the Bainbridge State College Police in connection with a theft that occurred on Feb. 14, turned himself in at the Decatur County Jail Friday morning around noon.

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According BSCP Chief James Spooner, all the property has been recovered and all suspects are now in custody.


Bainbridge State College Police were able to positively identify Harlin Miller (white male age 29), Randy Kennedy (white male age 43) and Heather Diane Zill-Kennedy (white female age 25) as the suspects in the theft of electronic equipment from Bainbridge State College on Feb. 14, 2017 at approximately 1:45 p.m. All three suspects are from Grady County, Georgia. Both Miller and Randy Kennedy have extensive criminal histories according to BSCP.

The subjects allegedly removed a projector that was mounted in the ceiling of a classroom in a building that was unoccupied at the time, damaging the ceiling and cutting the cables connecting the projector. Video from the parking lot near the building showed the suspects arriving in a vehicle identified as belonging to the Kennedys according to BSCP, and leaving seven minutes later with the projector. The projector was valued at over $1,000.00. Miller reportedly later sold the projector to a person who did not know it was stolen. It was eventually pawned in Thomasville, Georgia, where BSCP later recovered it. BSCP were also able to recover some personal items belonging to a student that were taken.

Both Kennedy and Zill-Kennedy were questioned and arrested on February 22nd. The Grady County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the investigation. Arrest warrants are being sought for Miller, who law enforcement is still searching for. Anyone who knows the location of Harlan Bruce Miller, Jr. is asked to contact Bainbridge State College Police at 229-726-9371 or their local law enforcement agency. He is described a white male, 6’3” tall, approximately 210 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes, and multiple tattoos.