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Deputies capture burglary suspect
Reedy Branch Road man arrested Sunday morning for allegedly stealing womans purse from her home
RANDY ADAMS - photo by Special
    Calls Saturday night and early Sunday morning had Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, as well as Georgia State Patrol troopers and the Reidsville State Prison K-9 unit out around the Reedy Branch Road area near Nevils, seeking a burglary suspect, said Sheriff Lynn Anderson.
    A Nevils-Daisy Road resident had already called sheriff's deputies about a suspicious man he saw loitering on his property, he said. When the complainant confronted the suspect, he fled.
    Not long afterward, a Reedy Branch Road woman called for help when her residential alarm sounded around 1 a.m. Sunday. She noticed her window open and a purse missing, Anderson said.
    Deputies called for assistance from the GSP helicopter and  the K-9 unit to locate a possible offender in the area, believing it was the same man involved in both incidents, he said.
    Reidsvilles' tracking dogs followed scent from the Reedy Branch Road victim's home to the home of Randy Lamont Adams, 28, also of Reedy Branch Road. Inside, Adams gave consent to search, and investigators located shoes matching the prints at the suspects' homes.
    They also located property that belonged to the burglary victim, Anderson said.
    Adams admitted to the burglary, stating he needed money for his drug addiction, he said. Investigators located a crack pipe on Adams' person, and he was charged with possession/use of a drug related object as well as financial transaction card theft, burglary, criminal trespass, and loitering and prowling.
    Adams was taken to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains without bond, Anderson said. While  the burglary victim was at home during the break-in, she was unharmed.
    Anderson said thanks are in order for the assistance from GSP Trooper John Priest, the Reidsville K-9 officers, and Bulloch County deputies Travis Tuenge, Richard Beckum, Nick Scripture, Ross Newman, Sgt. Tracy Miller and Inv. Bill Black .
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.  

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