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July 15, 2014

Bicyclists charged in Meigs burglary

THOMASVILLE — Two males who rode bicycles from Pelham to Meigs were caught on surveillance video burglarizing a Meigs business during predawn hours Sunday.

Determined to arrest the burglars, Meigs police Chief Gary Price went door to door with images from the video in an effort to identify suspects. A Meigs resident identified one of the men by a tattoo on the individual’s chest.

Daryl Lloyd Knight Jr., 22, 129 Proctor St., Pelham, was identified through the tattoo, Price said.

The chief said store video shows Knight and William Edward Odell, 17, 390 W. Railroad St., Pelham, arriving on bicycles at Meigs Food Mart at the intersection of Marshall and Church streets in downtown Meigs.

“They walked around the building several times and decided to break the front glass window where there was a stack of beer near the window,” Price said.

The suspects used a large stick to move the video camera’s aim away from the front door at 2:55 a.m. Sunday.

“Upon shattering the glass with a broom handle, the alarm went off, and they took off running,” Price said. “From what they’re saying, they rode their bikes back to Pelham.”

The store owner, who lives across the street from the business, notified authorities.

“From there, I started knocking on doors and looking for people with that style of bicycles,” the chief explained.

Upon identifying Knight from the tattoo, Price went to Pelham and contacted police there. He learned Knight worked at a fast-food restaurant. Price eventually arrived at Odell’s residence.

Odell was arrested at 8 p.m. Monday and Knight at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Price said Odell confessed to the burglary, but said he was coaxed into it by Daryl. “Daryl’s like, ‘William made me do it,’ “ the chief said.

Nothing was taken from the store. The cost to replace the window is $1,000.

Price said he wants Meigs residents to feel safe and for store proprietors to know police will not tolerate crimes against business owners.

Said the chief Tuesday afternoon, “I wasn’t going to stop until we captured these guys. They’ve got to learn they cannot come into Meigs and commit crimes and not be captured.”

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820.

 

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