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Savannah man charged in Bulloch thefts
Suspect has previous burglary conviction
Tarvear Garvin

A man with a previous burglary conviction in Bulloch County is once again behind bars, now facing charges in two burglaries and several gun thefts that occurred in the past two months.

Tarvear Garvin, 40, of Savannah, is charged with two counts of first-degree burglary and 14 counts of theft by taking (firearm), said Bulloch County sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

"In late October and early November, investigators with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office worked two residential burglaries on Highway 119 in southern Bulloch County," he said. "Multiple firearms were taken in the course of these forced-entry, daytime burglaries."

A witness near one of the victims' homes told investigators about a suspicious vehicle he had seen around the time of the incident.

"The witness provided investigators with a tag number, which returned to a Toyota Camry registered to a subject in Vidalia," Akins said.

Investigator Dustin Williams, assisted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team and law enforcement agencies in Toombs County, served a search warrant in Vidalia and recovered evidence linking Garvin to the burglaries and firearms thefts, he said.

Garvin served a 10-year sentence beginning in 1995 for a series of burglaries he committed in Bulloch County, according to the Department of Corrections website.

Garvin was transported to the Bulloch County Jail, where he remains without bond. Anyone with information on this case should contact Williams at (912) 764-1703.


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