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Trio Arrested For Residential Burglary

QUITMAN COUNTY, GA - Quitman County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported residential burglary that occurred on Corsica Place Dr. in the southern part of Quitman County early Wednesday morning and found that a residence had been forcibly entered through a back door and approximately $3,500.00 worth of electronics had been stolen.

An eye-witness to the burglary provided Sheriff's Deputies with a description of the suspect vehicle and the three white males who committed the crime. A bulletin was immediately broadcast area-wide for the suspects and their vehicle. Within minutes of the broadcast, Eufaula Police Lieutenant Steve Hanners contacted Quitman County authorities and advised that he was detaining the vehicle and the driver, identified as Donald Eric Pippin, age 28, of Eufaula, for further investigation.

Quitman County Chief Deputy Eddie Ingram, Deputy Joanna Harris, and Deputy Billy Benefield responded to Eufaula where Pippin was being detained. During a joint investigation by Quitman County Deputies and Eufaula Police Detectives, authorities did learn the identity of the two other individuals who participated in the crime and launched a manhunt for the two suspects.

Rodney Allen Dansby, age 19, also of Eufaula was taken into custody at a construction site in the northern part of Eufaula. A third suspect, identified as Larry Gene Dansby, age 21, of Eufaula, later turned himself in to Quitman County Deputies. All three subjects have been charged with one felony count of burglary.

Pippin and Rodney Allen Dansby signed extradition papers in front of an Alabama Judge and were taken back to Georgia to face felony charges. Pippin, who is on probation in Alabama and Georgia for other crimes, is being held without bond in a Georgia jail. A bond was set for Rodney Allen and Larry Gene Dansby. Both remain in custody at this time.

The majority of the stolen property, a 32" Sony television-set, a HP Computer, and other electronic equipment was recovered during the investigation and returned to the victim.

"The quick resolution of this burglary was made possible because of an alert neighbor and the cooperation and assistance provided to us by the Eufaula Police Department. I appreciate the hard-work and efforts of our Deputies and the Eufaula Police Detectives who assisted us with this investigation", said Sheriff Steve Newton.

"I also appreciate the cooperation we received from the Dansby family with this matter. They were very honest and forthcoming with us", added Sheriff Newton.

Courtesy: Quitman County Sheriff's Department

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