Walton County Sheriff’s Office reports that the arrest of the two suspects on the dirt bikes led to solving several entering auto and burglary cases and the recovering and the recovery of some of the stolen items.
“During the investigation, it was determined the suspects were also involved in several commercial burglaries and entering autos that occurred in Walton County at E-Rentals, Myers Flooring, and Paulk Roofing earlier this year. With the assistance of the Rockdale Sheriff’s Office, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office was able to recover some of the stolen property and return it to the owners,” WCSO wrote on its Facebook page.
WCSO reports that the suspects, who were already charged with the alleged theft that resulted in the arrest and initial charges, have been charged with multiple counts of burglary, entering auto, and theft by taking.
Walton County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that both suspects in the alleged bike theft are now in custody.
Walton County Public Schools has placed Youth Elementary School on Level 1 Lockdown as a precautionary measure due to unrelated police activity in the area.
“All students are safe and continuing normal classroom activities inside the building. At this time, the school plans to dismiss at their regular time,” said Callen Moore, public information officer for WCPS.
Capt. Scott Whisnant, public information officer for Walton County Sheriff’s Office, said there is currently a manhunt for one individual after he and another fled on foot from deputies after allegedly stealing a motorcycle from Gwinnett County.
“We currently have one individual in custody and hope to have the other one in just a few,” Whisnant said. “We are currently working near Gum Creek Church Road. We saw the two and before we had a chance to get up on them they ditched the vehicle and fled on foot. They are not near the school at this time but it has been placed on lockdown just as a precaution.”