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Police arrest a man wanted for numerous vehicle and residential burglaries

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Mt. Zion - Police arrest a man wanted for several burglaries in and around the Long Creek area.

 

Damyen Stevens, was arrested by the Mt. Zion Police Department for several vehicle burglaries and residential burglaries. Police conducted a vehicle stop on a vehicle matching the description on a wanted vehicle. After a short vehicle pursuit, Stevens was taken into custody.

 

Police say Stevens admitted to "at least 100 thefts" of unlocked vehicles and homes with the intent to commit a theft, but could not recall the exact number of vehicles or addresses.

 

Stevens admitted to taking cigarettes, change/money, and GPS devices, and identified himself in the photo from a surveillance camera.  Stevens also admitted to numerous Mt. Zion MV burglaries as well.  

 

Lt. Jonathan Butts, chief of investigations, for the sheriff's stated, " Dep. Pope and Dep. Barnes did an outstanding job in locating this vehicle, and apprehending the suspect. It is believed that Stevens is responsible for numerous thefts and burglaries within the southeast part of Macon County."  "This investigation is ongoing, but I feel that our office has at least put to a stop Stevens victimizing the citizens of Macon County," Butts stated.

 

Stevens is being housed in the Macon County Jail with a bond set at $100,000

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