Tifton Gazette


December 11, 2013

Officers follow 'gut' – get the guy


A suspicious check Tuesday afternoon by Tifton police officers leads to a man’s arrest for burglary.

According to Lt. Col. Bobby Brannen with the Tift County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Ja’Tonzell Jabrail McIntyre of Tifton was located by officers with the Tifton Police Department a few blocks from the scene of an armed robbery that had occurred that day at R.B. Alterations, located in the 1500 block of South Park Avenue. He said McIntyre was wearing some clothing that matched the suspect’s clothing description given in the robbery.

Brannen explained that Sgt. Dorminey McCrae and officer William Germaine got out with him, and during their contact, checked him for anything that might be evidence of the robbery. They found that McIntyre was in possession of two small bags of suspected marijuana. He was arrested at that time for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

Brannen said McCrae was later contacted by a resident on Washington Street about a burglary and named McIntyre as a suspect. McCrae made contact with TCSO Investigator Matt Ruberson because Washington Street is outside the city. The victim told Ruberson that an Emerson six disc CD stereo system was taken in the burglary. Ruberson recovered the stolen item at a local pawn shop where it had been pawned by the suspect.

Brannen said McIntyre was charged with burglary and theft by deception in connection with the pawning of the item.

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