THOMASVILLE — Two more people have been charged in a theft case that seemingly won’t quit.

Thomas County Sheriffs Office investigators keep finding items reported stolen in Thomas and Colquitt counties during the last six months. The thefts took place between midnight and daybreak.

On Friday, Thomas County government maintenance personnel unhooked a stolen central air-conditioning system from two suspects’ house at 584 Bernice Glen Road.

Three arrests have been made, and the search is on for a fourth individual.

Michael Huffman, 27, of the Bernice Glen address, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with a number of thefts and burglaries.

Thomasville police were looking for Huffman in a recent hit-and-run. On Thursday, city police charged Huffman with driving while license suspended/revoked, leaving scene of accident, no proof of liability insurance and following too closely.

Betty Jean Everett, 25, 584 Bernice Glen, is charged with theft by receiving stolen property.

Everett and Huffman have been living together a long time and have four children, ages 4 to 7, including twins, said investigator Jason Carroll.

The investigator said Everett had been using stolen furniture and knew about a metal structure at the couple’s home. Metal sheets stolen in Colquitt County were used to erect the structure, Carroll explained.

Also charged is James Lee Jones, 24, who lives in a mobile home at the same address. “He was part of it to a small degree,” Carroll said. “He was part of the theft.”

Between $50,000 and $100,000 worth of goods have been found, including $3,000 to $5,000 worth of crown and shoe moulding.

Someone from a Decatur County business will look at about eight boxes of vinyl siding to determine if it was stolen from his store.

Victims have claimed many of the items found, but many remain. Oak flooring was claimed Thursday. Construction tools, a central air-conditioning system, ladders and a lawn mower are left.

Investigators are looking for a fourth person in the case: Will Little of Colquitt County. Little will be charged with numerous counts of burglary and theft by taking.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 220.

Recommended for you