Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that his agency has made several recent arrests for the offense of felony theft by taking along with separate incidents involving the offense of burglary that resulted in an arrest. In both incidents stolen property was recovered and returned to the rightful owner.
“On or between June 10, 2016 and July 11, 2016 it was reported to our patrol deputies that several thousand dollars of coins and jewelry were taken from a residence in the 2000 block of Callaway Road, Greenville, Georgia. The thefts were not originally discovered by the rightful owner at the time of occurrence. Through the course of the investigation by our investigative division they were able to identify and arrest the offender in the incident as well as recover a substantial portion of the stolen property. The offender was identified as Gidget Marie Houston, W/F, 44 years of age, of Manchester, Ga. Houston is currently incarcerated in the Harris County Jail on non-related charges. Upon her release she will be transported to the Meriwether County Jail and booked on the outstanding felony theft by taking warrants issued for her arrest.
On July 8, 2016 our patrol deputies responded to a reported business burglary in the 12000 block of Whitehouse Parkway, Woodbury, Ga. The investigation revealed that entry was made into the location and items valued at around $150.00 were taken. On July 25, 2016 a second burglary occurred at the business in which items taken were valued at approximately $1,500.00. Through the course of the investigation a suspect was developed and our investigative division began tracking leads related to this individual. Once our investigators were able to develop probable cause through witnesses and other items of evidential value we obtained arrest warrants for Konrad L. Fuller, B/M, 44 years of age, with a listed address Lucille Road, Greenville, Ga. Fuller was apprehended by our patrol division on the outstanding warrants for his arrest. Our investigators were able to locate and recover all of the stolen property from the second burglary that occurred at the business. Fuller had hidden the items in a pasture adjacent to a wooded area several miles from the incident location. All of the recovered property from the second incident was returned to the rightful owner. Fuller is being held in the Meriwether County Jail on two counts of Burglary in the 2nd degree. Bond was set at $10,000.00 and he has a no bond on a probation violation.” Sheriff Chuck Smith said.
“I appreciate the work done by our patrol and investigative divisions regarding these case investigations. We recovered over $7,500.00 in stolen property from these two separate cases. We appreciate our citizens that assist us in the performance of our jobs as well. It takes all of us working together. These cases are still on-going and we hope to recover additional stolen items.” Sheriff Smith advised.