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Vidalia Police Nab Suspect In Burglaries

Vidalia Police arrested a suspect accused in a string of burglaries that occurred last week.

James Darryl Davis was arrested on Wednesday, August 31, after being connected with burglary and theft at a two downtown Vidalia businesses. He was also implicated in an attempted break-in at a Vidalia package store.

VPD Investigator Sergeant Shannon Martin said that Davis was apprehended through a proactive patrol by officers who worked with the investigators to find the suspect.

Sweet Onion Consignment Boutique on Jackson Street was broken into on August 20, and items taken included home goods, clothing, jewelry, and watches. The Police and Sheriff Press on First Street was burglarized on August 22, and only small household items were taken. The same suspect attempted to break into the Onion City Package store on Green Street on two different nights, August 22 and August 30, but was unable to enter the building.

A golf cart was stolen from Southea s tern Technical College and recovered in Raymonia Apartments, where Davis resided, which led to his identification as a suspect. Once this identification occurred, police worked diligently to apprehend Davis.

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“A lot of work and long hours were put into these cases, and we are proud of the outcome,” Martin commented. “We do foresee more arrests being made in the very near future on other burglary cases that occurred within the city.”

Police Chief James Jermon also spoke on the arrest. “It was a very successful arrest because no one was injured during the apprehension. It took a lot of hard work from the investigators because they had other cases as well, but stayed the course and took seriously every lead that was given to them from the community. The community was very helpful with tip and we are grateful for their aid.”

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