Two men and a woman suspected of stealing vehicles from a local auto dealership face felony charges after a Screven County Sheriff’s deputy discovered an abandoned, stripped car.
Screven County Sheriff’s Inv. Michael Lacienski found the vehicle which had not yet been reported stolen, Sept. 22 in Screven County and linked the find to one of the suspects, said Statesboro Police Major Rob Bryan.
“Through further investigation Inv. Lacienski identified and located the suspect, Edward Lee Lyles Jr., 41, Sylvania, and determined the vehicle to have been stolen from Jarrard Pre-Owned Vehicles in Statesboro, “he said. The case was turned over to Detective Tommy Brown.
Lacienski continued to assist with the investigation and two additional suspects were identified: Lauren Elizabeth Scott, 23, Marvin Avenue, who was an employee of Jarrard’s at the time of the theft, and Spencer Singleton, 30, Millen, who were both arrested and charged along with Lyles for motor vehicle theft, he said.
Lyles was incarcerated in another county on unrelated charges when he was charged with motor vehicle theft in Statesboro. Scott and Singleton were taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where they are being held pending further court action, he said.