Man facing 300+ charges for alleged car break-ins; criminal activity in Columbus

Updated: Nov. 1, 2018 at 2:25 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus police arrested a 19-year-old in connection to a string of car break-ins.

Romano Copeland arrested on October 18 around midnight and was charged with fleeing and eluding a police officer.

Police say Copeland broke into cars and stole multiple items including an AR-15.

He is also charged with the following offenses:

  • 141 counts of entering an automobile
  • 7 counts of criminal attempt entering an automobile
  • 2 counts of theft by taking (motor vehicle)
  • 145 counts of criminal possession for tools of crime during the commission of a crime 
  • 80 counts of criminal trespass

Columbus police are currently searching for his accomplice. If you have any information please contact CPD at (706) 653-3150.

The car break-ins started in August.

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