A man arrested on entering auto charges was also found to be an unregistered sex offender.
During an investigation into a series of automobile break-ins last month, Statesboro Police Det. Ben Purvis found physical evidence leading to the arrest of Eric Lovell Cooper, 36, Sagebrush Apartments, formerly of Madison, Ga., on entering auto charges, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered Cooper is a registered sex offender and was living in Statesboro without having notified authorities, which is required by law.
Wednesday, Purvis and Bulloch County Sheriff’s Chief Inv. Capt. Todd Hutchens executed warrants and arrested Cooper. He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail to await bond, Turner said.
He is charged with four counts of entering auto, two counts of theft by deception and additional charges are expected from the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department for failure to register as a convicted sex offender.
The entering autos investigation continues, and Turner asked that anyone with information contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.
Holli Deal Bragg maybe reached at (912) 489-9414.