Meigs man charged with dealership theft


THOMASVILLE — A Meigs man is facing multiple theft charges from a Sunday incident at a Highway 19 car dealership, according to authorities. 

Dennis Joseph Brady was arrested after Thomas County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary at Price Point Car Sales, according to Lt. Tim Watkins, sheriff's office chief investigator. 

Deputies viewed the surveillance video and "several sets of keys" were reported missing, Watkins said. 

"In the process of breaking into the dealership, they left their cellphone at that location," Watkins said of the suspect. 

A Ford F150 was taken and driven back to the dealership after a few hours and a Mustang was taken after, according to Watkins. 

The sheriff's office and Thomasville Police Department stopped Brady in the Mustang early Monday morning. 

"He had several of the keys inside the vehicle within plain view," Watkins said. 

The truck was valued at $40,000, Watkins noted, and the Mustang at $18,000. 

Brady was charged with two counts of entering automobile or other motor vehicle with intent to commit theft or felony. He also was charged with two counts of theft by taking and burglary. 

An alarm at Flowers Honda, 1610 E Jackson St., was set off, also Sunday, Watkins said. Brady is believed to have attempted to enter the business but fled after the alarm went off, according to Watkins. 

Brady was out on bond from a previous incident at an Ochlocknee business. 

Reporter Jordan Barela can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1826. 

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