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Lee County couple helps deputies arrest burglars

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

Lee County investigators say four suspects believed to be involved in possibly dozens of unsolved property crimes are under arrest thanks to a concerned couple looking out for their neighbors.

Brian Lewis and his wife were leaving their home in Lee County on a date Tuesday night around 6 p.m.,

When they saw four men loading items from their neighbors' home into an SUV along Lee County Road 155, Brian called 911 and handed the phone to his wife.

By this time the suspects saw the young couple watching them and tried to speed away.

Brian followed in his car, while his wife rode shotgun and told dispatchers where the suspects were going.

"She was calling out road numbers and names to dispatchers, descriptions of the car the license tag, everything and anything we could think to do to help," said Brian. 

When the suspects realized the couple was following them, they started throwing stolen property out the widow.

The chase ended after about five minutes, when the suspects crashed along Old Columbus Road in Opelika and bailed.

By this time police were on the scene and after a short foot chase arrested 24-year-old Samson Logan, 19-year-old Brandon Hughley, 21-year-old Jacorey Logan and 19-year-old Jaquavious Ricks.   

All four men face theft and burglary charges and are being held behind bars at the Lee County Detention Facility.

Investigators recovered the items thrown from the SUV, including an Xbox game system, flat screen TV and a gun safe.

As for Brian Lewis and his wife, they say that night was one of the best dates they've been on in a while.

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