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Suspicious activity leads to 2 arrests
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    A trio of suspicious persons told Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputies they were  trespassing on a man’s property in order to answer nature’s call, but the pit stop ended with two behind bars on outstanding charges.
    Randall Albert Nesmith, 24, Danville,  and Rhonda Sue Mock, 27, were charged with outstanding warrants after deputies stopped them for suspicious activity, said Bulloch County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Capt. Todd Hutchens.
    Mock was reportedly driving a white Pontiac Bonneville, with Nesmith and a third man as passengers, when they pulled into a Banks Dairy Road man’s driveway, passed his home and went further onto his property, according to sheriff’s incident reports.
    The home owner noticed the visitors and grabbed his hand gun before going outside to “see who and what the persons were doing on his property,” said Bulloch County Inv. Walter Deal, who wrote the incident report.
    The victim confronted the three and told them to leave his property, which they did, “speeding out in a hurry,” Deal wrote.
    The car left heading toward Statesboro but returned a short time later, traveling in the opposite direction, he said.
    The victim told deputies nothing was missing, but Hutchens said they gave the excuse for trespassing as having to stop for one of the passengers to urinate.
    Sheriff’s deputies and investigators have been patrolling the area, and are pursuing leads in several burglary and theft incidents in  the westside area, Hutchens said.
    A few days prior to the suspicious incident, another Banks Dairy Road man called the sheriff’s department to report the theft of several tackles boxes with  fishing tackle as well as a “shop size” battery charged on wheels. Hutchens said the incidents could be related, but are still under investigation.
    Nesmith, who has a permanent address of Danville, Ga. but whom Hutchens said has been living most recently at a Lake Collins, Portal-area address, was charged with  deposit account fraud, criminal trespass and probation violation, according to reports.
    Mock was charged with criminal trespass and driving too fast for conditions, reports stated.
    Hutchens said the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department is working in conjunction with the Candler County Sheriff’s Department regarding a number of burglaries and thefts in the western region of the county.
    Anyone with information regarding any burglary, theft or related incident is asked to contact the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department at (912) 764-8888, he said. All calls will remain confidential.

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