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Arrest Made in Search for Suspect

Oconee County Sheriff's deputies set up a perimeter in the area of Tanglebrook Drive near Epps Bridge Road to look for a burglary suspect and a man was taken into custody on an active probation violation warrant.

and Athens-Clarke County Police set up a perimeter in the area of Tanglebrook Drive near Epps Bridge Road and used a K-9 unit to search for a burglary suspect, described as a black male, 6-feet tall with an athletic build, wearing a dark jacket. 

A resident reported walking in on a man burglarizing her home just before 10 a.m. Thursday, Chief Deputy Lee Weems said.

Shortly after noon, the Sheriff's Office announced a man was in custody on an active probation violation warrant.  He had not been charged with burglary and the case was still under investigation.

We'll update with more information as it becomes available.

Chief Lee Weems December 15, 2011 at 05:24 PM
OCSO Deputies along with several ACCPD patrol officers did take a suspect into custody in the area who had an active probation violation warrant. At this time, he is not charged in the burglary. We are still processing evidence and investigating the incident.
Stephanie Gross December 15, 2011 at 05:42 PM
Thanks for the update!

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