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Pike deputies nab theft suspects

From the 1.21.2013 print edition of The Journal Reporter, Zebulon: Sheriff’s office investigators recently arrested and charged two men in connection with a recent string of thefts from motor vehicles. Nathaniel Morris, 33, and John Jones, 46, are each facing five counts of entering automobiles in Pike. The suspects’ vehicle, a silver Mustang, was spotted in the area of the thefts. After officers arrested the two men they recovered allegedly stolen items from their vehicle, linking them to the thefts. In addition to the six incidents in Pike County, the Spalding County sheriff’s office will have an additional six charges of entering automobiles for both suspects. Both men are incarcerated at the Pike County Jail awaiting a bond hearing. Morris is on parole for prior car theft charges and Jones has an extensive criminal history including a previous stint served in prison. UPDATE: Nathaniel Brian Morris, 33, was living at 102 Pine Street in Zebulon at the time of his latest arrest. He has served five stints in the Georgia prison system and was most recently released on September 12, 2012. His past felony convictions include three counts theft by receiving stolen property, two counts theft by taking, two counts entering an auto, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and three counts of operating a chop shop. John Alexander Jones, 46, was residing at 121 Davidson Circle in Griffin at the time of his arrest. He has served four stints in the state prison system and was most recently released in December, 2006. His previous convictions were for robbery, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, possession of cocaine and criminal damage to property.

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