A rampage of thefts of guns from cars in Monroe County may be close to being solved.
Monroe County deputies arrested two Forsyth teens for a spate of entering autos in the Hwy. 42 area last week and are searching for three more suspects a homeowner caught trying to break into cars early Tuesday morning off Hwy. 87.
Khalil Trquie Roshaun Alford, 19, and Tamerisk Jones, 18, both of Forsyth, were arrested June 21-22 and charged with three counts each of entering auto with intent to commit theft and theft by taking. They’re accused of stealing guns out of cars on Teagle Road and in the Sidney Woods subdivision from victims April Cedrick Wilson, Destiny Martin and Talitha Bentley.
Sheriff Brad Freeman said if anyone has bought guns from the two suspects in recent weeks, the guns are probably stolen. He asked anyone who’s done that to call Inv. Daniel Ruiz at 994-7043.
Meanwhile, some other entering auto suspects apparently chose the wrong home to hit early Tuesday morning. Hunting guru Mark Wooley and his wife Ashley were both awakened inside their home in Weatherford Place off Hwy. 87 around 4 a.m. Tuesday by a text message from their security system alerting them with a photo of someone walking up their driveway.
Wooley went outside with his AR-15 while his wife called 911. Wooley didn’t find the suspects but sheriff’s deputies found the suspect’s white Crown Vic nearby and identified it as belonging to someone with a history of entering autos. It was impounded and deputies began a search of the area for the suspects that continued most of the day on Tuesday.