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Police: Alleged burglary leads to fight
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    Statesboro Police officers responding to a reported fight found a number of people arguing about a burglary, Chief Stan York said.
    The call about the fight came in Feb. 26, and both Statesboro Police and Georgia Southern University Police officers responded to a University Pines location where someone reported "a dispute and possible fight," he said.
    Statesboro Police Det. Ken Scott was called to the scene when officers determined the altercation was " about a burglary that occurred previously that evening," York said.
    "A group of people confronted a ... male they suspected of breaking into  their friends' apartment at Pinewood Court," he said. "Further investigation revealed ... Alexander Wilson had committed a burglary and then brought the stolen items to University Pines," he said.
    Wilson's friends took the loot from Wilson's vehicle and hid them, and " a story was concocted to give Wilson an alibi," he said.
    However, Scott gathered enough evidence in his investigation to charge Wilson, 19, Kennedy Hall, Georgia Southern University, with  burglary, underage possession of alcohol, and possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance ( Adderall.)
    Scott also charged Andrew Layne Harris, 18, University Pines Apartments, with felony tampering with evidence and obstruction, York said.
    A third offender, Brent Thomas, 20, also of Kennedy Hall, was charged with felony false statements and writings, he said.
    "Anyone with information regarding the burglary is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department's Criminal  Investigation Division at (912) 764-1542," he said. "Information that is provided will be held in strict confidence."

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