A man and two juveniles were arrested on burglary charges Thursday after a witness reported the suspects' tag number.
Around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, a Furman Road man called 911 to report seeing "three male subjects in a pickup truck burglarizing a residence next to his," said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.
The suspects fled in a pickup truck, but the witness got the tag number. However, the tag came back to a different vehicle than the one the witness described.
"Deputies flooded the area attempting to locate the vehicle," he said.
Bulloch County Reserve Deputy James "Bubba" Revell, who was off duty at the time, saw the truck in downtown Statesboro, and notified others. Another on-duty deputy stopped the truck, occupied by two male juveniles (12 and 15 years old) as well as Jackie Cassels, 41, Bird Road.
When property from the F u r m a n Road burglary was found in the truck, all three were taken into custody, A n d e r s o n said.
Property from three other recent burglaries- one on Hwy. 80 East and two at the same house on Hwy. 46 - was found in Cassels' Bird Road home, he said.
Both juveniles were charged with first degree burglary and released to their parents after deputies notified the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Cassels was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, charged with three counts of first degree burglary one count of second degree burglary, felony theft by taking, theft by taking firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held in the Bulloch County Jail pending further court hearings.