Facebook post busts Lee County Burglars - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Facebook post busts Lee County Burglars


Sheriff's Deputies in Lee County are crediting Facebook for helping them solve a burglary in the Beulah Backwaters, leading to the arrest of Tony Waters, Billy McCormick, and Desiree Arwood.   

An alert neighbor noticed a man and woman paddling across Lake Harding on a floating dock piled with electronics. They thought it looked strange, so they snapped a few pictures, and posted them to Facebook.

Soon afterward, deputies investigating a burglary on Lee Road 385 came across the pictures while scouring social media sites. 

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones says they were able to search the residence, recover the property that had been stolen, and take the three suspects into custody as a result of the Facebook post. "This was a circumstance where a tip from citizens out in the public definitely played a part in identifying and apprehending the perpetrators of this particular burglary," he says.

All three suspects have been arrested and ordered to pay 6,000 dollar bonds.

Waters has been released after posting the money. McCormick and Arwood currently remain in jail. 

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