Brooks Co. man charged with auto parts theft in Lowndes and Valdosta
VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) – A Brooks County man faces multiple theft charges in connection with a number of incidents in Valdosta and Lowndes County, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.
Johnathan Orr has been charged with several counts of theft by seizure, as well as possession of stolen property in Brooks County.
The Sheriff’s Office said he and the Valdosta Police Department were investigating “the theft of vehicle parts, including transmissions, a four-wheel drive transfer case, driveshafts, headlights, equipment stereo, wheels, tires and other items from various auto repair shops in Valdosta and County Lowndes.
The sheriff’s office said in one incident that a company employee was assaulted.
On Wednesday, Valdosta Police and Sheriff’s Office, along with the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Community Watch Department, visited Orr’s home in Brooks County and several stolen auto parts were found. been recovered, according to the police.
“There is no doubt that the cooperative efforts of Chief Leslie Manahan, the Valdosta Police Department, the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office, the Community Watch Department and the Sheriff’s Office have certainly led to the identification of this offender and ultimately to his arrest, “Ashley Paulk, said Lowndes County Sheriff. “It is exactly this type of work that assists in the recovery and return of the victim’s stolen property and highlights the ongoing working relationship between the agencies.
Other charges are possible, the sheriff’s office said.
WALB News 10 has requested a copy of Orr’s photo.
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