Sheriff’s deputies foiled the plans of two Macon men early Friday morning by interrupting a burglary in progress.
A passing motorist who noticed a suspicious U-Haul van parked on Highway 80 East tipped off law enforcement, who caught the men in the act, said Bulloch County sheriff’s Capt. Todd Hutchens.
Sgt. Jason Bourne and Deputy Brandon Miller responded to the area and found Steven Nasworthy, 35, of Macon, at the U-Haul truck parked a short distance away from Statesboro Power Sports, he said.
Other deputies on shift — Ian Scruggs, Mike Waters and K9 handler Dustin Lanier, with his German shepherd Pike — covered the area and found where someone had cut a fence at the rear of the business, he said.
Inside, hiding from deputies, was Tony Marshall, 30, also of Macon, he said.
Deputies took both men into custody, charging them each with burglary and possession of tools for the commission of a crime (burglary).
Marshall and Nasworthy are currently being held in the Bulloch County Jail without bond, pending court hearings.
On its Facebook page, Statesboro Power Sports praised the deputies for their quick action.
“Thanks to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department for catching the (burglary) in progress,” the post reads. “We are lucky that our town has a police force that cares about its small businesses.”
Anyone with information about the case, which was turned over to Investigator Prethenia Cone for further investigation, is sked to contact Cone at the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 764-8888.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at 912-489-9414.