Franklin Co. Man Pleads Guilty in Burglary Cases

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia

A Franklin County man charged in a string of burglaries over a two-year period has pleaded guilty to all counts and now awaits sentencing.

21-year old Keibron Brock pleaded guilty in Franklin County Superior Court Tuesday morning to eight counts of burglary, one count of armed robbery, one count of aggravated assault, and three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The crimes go back as far as November and December 2011.

In that case, Brock and two others, Charlton Cawthon and Qym Johnson, burglarized homes in Lavonia and Martin.

Cawthon and Johnson have already pleaded guilty but have not yet been sentenced.

Brock was out on bond for those crimes when he and Allison Gail Anderson went on another burglary spree, breaking into one home in Royston in May 2012, and five more in Carnesville and Lavonia in July 2012.

Brock again was out on bond on those charges when he and Lindsey Kaitlyn Ray, Emmanuel David Thornton and Christian Dakota Windsor broke into the home of an elderly man in Royston the night of October 22nd, 2012, then beat him, shot him, and robbed him at gunpoint.

Brock and all of the suspects in that case were arrested. Brock was denied bond.

Ray, Thornton and Windsor have all also pleaded guilty on all counts, according to the District Attorney’s office.

But in May, Brock escaped from the Franklin County Jail and according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, was found several days later at his mother’s house on State Route 59.

On Tuesday, Superior Court Judge John Bailey accepted Brock’s guilty plea on all counts.

Judge Bailey said sentencing for Brock and his co-defendants in all of the cases could come as early as next week.