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Smoke Cave Burglar Captured

Courtesy of The Vidalia Police Department

The Vidalia Police Department has identified Jack Malone Kelly, 30, of Vidalia, as the Smoke Cave burglar and charged him with two counts of Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary – 2nd Degree and one count of Burglary – 2nd Degree. Between May 28 and June 16, officers have responded to multiple instances of burglaries that occurred in the early morning hours. Upon further investigation, authorities were able to identify Kelly as the suspect and charge him with such offenses.

Currently, Kelly remains an inmate at the Toombs County Detention Center due to his pre- continued from page

viously being arrested by the Vidalia Patrol Services Division on June 30 for charges of Theft by Shoplifting, Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery, and Fraudulent Attempt to Obtain Refund that occurred at the Dollar General store on East First Street.

If you have information on this incident or any other criminal activity within the city of Vidalia, contact Lieutenant Investigator Shannon Martin at (912) 537-4123, or Crimestoppers at (912) 386-4480.

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