A man caught burglarizing a home Monday faces seven counts of burglary after Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies linked him to several more in the area.
Glen Clinton Harris, 21, Frink Road, targeted mobile homes within walking distance from his own home because he has no car, and because "mobile homes are easier to get into," said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Capt. Todd Hutchens.
An woman living at Eagle Trace Mobile Home Park on U.S. 301 South came home Monday and "heard a commotion," he said. She called for help, and responding Deputy Richard Beckum located the suspect, Harris, walking down the road.
A quick check revealed Harris had a back pack containing several items stolen from the victim, he said.
Beckum took Harris back to the scene, where the victim identified her property — gaming systems and jewelry, Hutchens said. "Further questioning linked Harris to burglaries at Greenhaven, the Barn and Martin mobile home parks as well as Countryside Subdivision on Cypress Lake Road," he said.
Harris "has no vehicle, and rode a bike, but he sold it and went to walking," he said. Since he had no transportation, Harris told investigators he decided to target areas within walking distance from his home, and selected mobile homes as places to burglarize because they were easy to enter, he said.
Harris is charged with seven counts of burglary, one count of criminal attempt to commit burglary, possession of the tools for the commission of a crime, and theft by taking. He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where he remains without bond, according to jail records.
Hutchens said Harris' arrest resulted in nine cases being cleared, and further investigation may clear additional cases. He praised Beckum for exceptional work. "He did a good job. Once he began the investigation he partnered with Inv. Jared Akins to identify the locations of other burglaries."
Investigators continue to try to locate other property Harris stole, "and pawned and sold to other people," he said.