According to Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship, over the course of the last several days his department has been able to close the door on a large number of major Theft/Burglary cases within the city.
The latest incident involved the arrest of a Leesburg man On Tuesday. According to Blankenship, 33 year old Jamie Lamar Dawson was arrested by Centre Police Investigators and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree after admitting to being involved in a number of thefts on the east side of Centre, primarily the Northwood Drive area.
Investigators were able to recover three stolen golf carts, two of which have been returned to their owners.
Investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence/property of Dawson’s brother Christopher Shane Dawson where it was believed some of the property that been stolen was being kept. Additional stolen property was located at that residence along with narcotics and drug paraphernalia.
Investigator Randy Mayorga spotted Shane Dawson on Alabama Highway 9 South on Wednesday morning and attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Industrial Park Drive in Centre when he sped away. Dawson was quickly apprehended and taken to the Cherokee County Detention and booked in on charges of Attempting to Elude, Resisting Arrest, Receiving Stolen Property and two counts of the Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance.
Bond for Shane Dawson has been set at $10,600 and bond for Jamie Dawson $22,500. Both remain in the Cherokee County Detention Center.
Chief Blankenship said that these arrests will clear up a major portion of burglary/theft cases in Centre. He said that he would like to commend Investigator Will Clark for his outstanding dedication in solving these cases.
In a separate case, Centre Investigators have identified a male subject that stole a Razr from a local storage unit. Several criminal charges will be added against him as Centre Police Investigators work with Walker County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia to apprehend the individual. The Razr has been recovered and other stolen property is still being looked for in Georgia by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.