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2 Arrested In Series Of Break-Ins In Fairfield County

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Ohio - Two people were arrested Tuesday in connection with a series of burglaries in Fairfield County.

According to the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office, detectives have been investigating a series of break-ins in which several garages were entered, and equipment and tools were stolen.

Jimmy Lee Taylor, 43, of Rockbridge, is charged with four counts of receiving stolen property, and two counts of theft.

Sherrie Davey, 37, of Columbus, was also charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, and two counts of theft.

Investigators said that on Monday, Taylor and his girlfriend, Davey, were spotted purchasing gasoline for a truck at the Marathon gas station in Rushville.

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Officials said the truck had been reported stolen from Columbus, and the suspects were taken into custody.

Detectives from Fairfield, Pickaway, and Hocking counties were investigating after several thousand dollars worth of stolen property was pawned or taken out of the counties.

In one incident, a homeowner allegedly surprised the suspects after they came to the door and took a picture of the suspects and the truck while they were driving away. The information was then posted on Facebook and assisted law enforcement in identifying the suspects.

In several of the burglaries, detectives said, they believed Taylor would approach a residence and, when he determined no one was home, would make entry into a garage or outbuilding to see what he could take.

"These types of crimes are typical, where the suspect goes to the front door, knocks and, if no one answers the door, he or she will force their way into the home or garage and take items easily able to be sold or pawned in a short time," Sheriff Dave Phalen said.

Detectives said they believe Taylor would leave the burglary scene and sell or drop off the stolen property for drug money.

Many of the areas targeted were garages where lawnmowers, tools, weed eaters, four wheelers, and other items were available.

Anyone that may have additional information regarding the burglaries is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 740-652-7331.

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