A Brooklet-area man was jailed Monday after law enforcement said he broke into a convenience store for which he had been previously imprisoned for burglarizing.
Christopher Lavon Evans, of Gus Denmark Road, was released from prison in September after serving time for burglarizing the On The Go Food Mart near Highway 46 and Highway 67, said Bulloch County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Hutchens.
Saturday, Evans allegedly burglarized the same store again, he said.
Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, an alarm alerted deputies of the break-in. Bulloch County Sheriff’s K9 units tracked the suspect after deputies found the store window shattered and cigarettes and lottery tickets missing, he said.
The dogs stopped tracking at a point where it appeared the suspect may have entered a vehicle. Further investigation “identified Evans as a suspect” and he was located and arrested Monday, he said.
Evans served time at Colquitt County Correctional Institute after he was convicted of the first time he broke into the store in June of 2013, he said. The Georgia Department of Corrections website (ww.dcor.state.ga.us) lists Evans as having been released in September, 2018, following a burglary conviction in Bulloch County. He had a previous conviction of theft by taking in Bulloch County in 2010, the site states.
Evans, 28, is again charged with felony burglary 2nd degree, as well as 2nd degree criminal damage to property, due to his “throwing a rock through the window,” Hutchens said.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Bulloch County Sheriff’s Inv. William Sims at 912-764-8888.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at 912-489-9414.