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Three arrested in commission of burglary
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The Sheriff’s Department arrested three people Friday when they were allegedly caught in the commission of a burglary on Holmes Creek Road.Rodney Hugo Gora, 38, 47-year-old Brent Bernard Tolbert of Walling and 28-year-old Sandra Lynn Culwell were all charged with burglary and theft of property over $500 on Feb. 17.A deputy dispatched to investigate reports of a burglary in progress reportedly found Gora, Tolbert, and Culwell standing beside of a truck that was loaded with several items taken from the house, including a birdcage, well pressure tank, refrigerator, jigsaw, mailbox, well pump, assorted wires, sheet metal, aluminum, and buckets of nails and screws.All three were arrested and the stolen items were returned to the owner.Bond for each is $7,500 and they will be in court March 8.City police arrested 21-year-old Sabata Chavarria and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident on Jan. 24.Officer James Cornelius was dispatched to a hit-and-run call on East Main.The victim told the officer that a vehicle had hit him from behind and fled scene.The victim gave the officer a description of the vehicle and told him that it had stopped at a residence on Estes Street.Upon investigation police said Chavvaria admitted to driving the vehicle.Winona Sue Lee, 55, was charged with filing a false report in the incident after first telling authorities that she was driving the vehicle, that she had left the scene because she was in fear of her life, and that she had called central dispatch to report the accident.When her story could not be corroborated with dispatch records, she said she had called the police station, and then that her niece had called, and then told officers that no one had called.Meanwhile, 24-year-old James Edward Gilles and 24-year-old Gennia Leigh Wilson are each charged with animal cruelty. According to Sheriff Partrick Ray. a deputy responding to a complaint of animal cruelty on Old Snow Hill Road on Feb. 3 found a starved boxer mixed dog, approximately one year old.The deputy said the animal could hardly stand.It was determined that the dog belonged to both Gilles and Wilson. While the officer was there, Gilles arrived at the residence with food for the dog.