|Fast action by deputies results in solving of two cases|
On March 11, fast action by WCSO deputies resulted in the solving of two cases. Deputy Gibby Gibson responded to a burglary in progress on Whiddon Lake Road. A suspect was observed on a bicycle pulling a washing machine with a dolly on the road.
Deputy Gibson was joined by Sgt. Eddie Wester, Detectives Derek Lawhon, Clint Beam and Cole Wells along with Sgt. Ryan Muse and Deputies Stephen Simmons and Ross Hasty. A search of the suspect, Christopher Lee Rodgers, 28, of Crawfordville, resulted in the recovery of stolen items from Wal-Mart.
Rodgers was found to be in possession of Wal-Mart merchandise without a receipt or merchandise bags. He was charged with retail theft. Beer and medications were discovered in the suspect’s back pack. They are valued at $32. Evidence at the store helped determine that the suspect left the store without paying for the merchandise.
Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated at Wal-Mart. Rodgers was arrested for burglary and grand theft in connection with the Whiddon Lake Road washing machine incident involving a vacant home. A forced entry was observed at a shed on the property and dolly marks at the scene matched Rodgers' dolly. The home is owned by an individual from Ca