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Trio accused of at least 7 car break-ins
Thefts reported in Chestatee area
Curtis Michael Potter
Curtis Michael Potter

Three men are accused of entering cars around the Chestatee area, according to authorities.

Terry Paul Stancil, 18, and Christian Allen Kirk, 18, both of Gainesville, and Curtis Michael Potter, 30, of Memphis, Tenn., were arrested and charged Friday with entering autos and second-degree burglary.

While Hall County residents prepared for snow, one homeowner Friday morning in the Chestatee area reported seeing three men entering a car. A Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy dispatched to the area, spotted the car described by the caller and conducted a traffic stop, according to authorities.

“With the assistance of the witness’ identification from observing the suspects, the deputy took all three subjects into custody and transported them to the jail,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes wrote in an email.

More calls came in to the Sheriff’s Office about car break-ins around Centurion Drive, Bailes wrote.

“Investigators determined that the trio were responsible for at least (seven) entering autos in the neighborhood and potentially many more,” Bailes wrote.

All three were booked in to the Hall County Jail on three counts of entering cars to steal, according to booking logs.

Stancil, Kirk and Potter remained at the Hall County Jail on Monday night.

“Investigators located stolen items from the vehicle that the trio were occupying in addition to stolen items located at the residence of one of the subjects,” Bailes wote.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone who may have been a victim of a car break-in and has not reported it to authorities to do so, Bailes said.