AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - The Auburn Police Division has arrested three men after a traffic stop led to the discovery of stolen property.
Auburn Police responded to the 800 block of Oakdale Drive in reference to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Officers contacted the vehicle shortly after. The vehicle's occupants were 23-year-old Garrett P. Nixon and 22-year-old Jacob D. Lewis of Opelika, Ala., and 25-year-old Timothy R. Faircloth of Sparks, Ga.
During the traffic stop, officers discovered property stolen from vehicles in the 1100 block of Water Oak Circle and the 2400 block of Glenn Brooke Drive.
All three suspects were arrested on felony warrants charging them with unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle and theft of property third degree.
Nixon was also in possession of property stolen from a vehicle in the 700 block of Karlee Court in December 2014. Nixon was additionally charged with unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, attempted theft of property first degree, and theft of property second degree in relation to that incident.
Property stolen from an auto burglary in Opelika was also recovered. Additional charges are expected.
Nixon, Faircloth, and Lewis were transported to the Lee County Jail. Faircloth and Lewis will both be eligible for an $8,000 bond, and Nixon will be eligible for a $19,000 bond.
On Friday, Jan. 23, Auburn police arrested Nixon on felony warrants charging him with unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and theft of property second degree.
The arrest stems from an ongoing investigation by Auburn Police into an auto burglary that was reported on Dec. 14, 2014. Nixon illegally entered the victim's vehicle, a 2013 Ford F-150 pick-up truck, while it was parked at his residence located in the 800 block of Oakdale Drive and stole firearms valued at more than $2,000.
Nixon was arrested while incarcerated in the Lee County Jail on related charges. His bond was set at $6,000 on these additional charges.