Three people face charges after authorities serve a pair of search warrants in Stephens County.
Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it started Thursday when the police department and the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team served a search warrant at a residence on South Sage Street.
“Once at the residence, we found some items believed to be linked to several shoplifting cases from our Toccoa Wal-Mart,” said Jarrell. “Some of those items included a mechanic’s hand tool set, Ryobi electric drills, jig saws, and other miscellaneous items.”
Jarrell said that 43-year-old Curtis Crump and 23-year-old Shieatta Roebuck, both of Toccoa, were arrested at the South Sage Street residence.
According to Jarrell, authorities charged Crump with Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and Roebuck with two count of Possession of Marijuana Less than One Ounce.
Jarrell went on to say that the investigation then led authorities to a residence on Farmer Road in Stephens County, where Toccoa Police, the N.C.I.S. Drug Team, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, and Toccoa-Stephens County Probation served another search warrant.
He said authorities made contact with 65-year-old Alan Brooks Collinson of Toccoa and found another stolen item.
“While we were talking with Mr. Collinson, we were able to locate a chain saw that was stolen from our Toccoa Wal-Mart also,” said Jarrell.
Jarrell said authorities arrested Collinson and charged him with Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.
According to the chief, it appears that Crump and Collinson were associated with each other.
“At this point in our investigation, it appears that Mr. Crump and Mr. Collinson had been doing transactions and business together by Mr. Collinson selling Mr. Crump items that were known to him to be stolen from Wal-Mart or other locations,” said Jarrell.
Jarrell said the investigation continues and adds more charges are pending.