Homeowner holds burglary suspect until deputies arrive
A burglar was caught in the act by a homeowner and held at bay until Hall County Sheriff’s officials arrived to arrest him, authorities said.
Col. Jeff Strickland said the male resident of a home in the 100 block of McConnell Drive arrived home to find a man in his bedroom, who had stacked up several electronic items on the bed.
The homeowner and another man engaged in a brief scuffle with the burglar but no one was injured, Strickland said. The burglar was held by the homeowner and some friends while 911 was called. Deputies arrived shortly afterward and arrested the suspect.
Sergio Rogelio Flowers, 21, of Gainesville, was charged with burglary, simple battery and giving false information.
Two charged in Buford burglary
Two people were arrested on charges of burglarizing a Buford home, Hall County authorities said.
Brenda Nell Adams, 58, and Dillon David Taylor, 20, both of Gainesville, were arrested and charged with a burglary that occurred between Feb. 20 and March 6 at a Sunflower Drive home, Col. Jeff Strickland said.
Investigators recovered electronics valued at $8,000 in connection with the case.
Anyone with information about burglaries is asked to call the Hall County Sheriff’s Tip Line at 770-503-3232. An award of up to $1,000 is available.
Two charged in Jefferson burglaries
Jefferson police have charged two people in connection with several burglaries and entering auto cases.
Jackie Chad Allen, 32, is a suspect in thefts from the ABC Pawn Shop in Jefferson and other thefts in Hall and Jackson counties, officials said.
Jefferson police said they recovered "numerous" items of stolen property from an address in Madison County while carrying out a search warrant there. Most of the property was returned to the owners.
Allen, who lives in Madison County, was charged with two counts of burglary.
A second man, Matthew Daniel, 18, was arrested during the investigation. Daniel faces four counts of theft by receiving stolen property and two counts of entering auto.