The Auburn Police Division arrested three men on Saturday, charging them with burglary and theft of property, police said.
The APD arrested Tyler Israel Avery, 18 from Salem, Marquez Deonte Thomas, 21 from Opelika, and Kendavious Lamarcus Williams, 20 from Auburn, on Saturday. Each was charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft of property.
From L to R: Marquez Deonte Thomas, 21, Kendavious Lamarcus Williams, 20, and Tyler Israel Avery, 18.
Police said they responded to a burglary in progress call at about 11 p.m. in the 500 block of Shelton Mill Road. Officers observed individuals carrying a television from the back of an apartment. Two suspects were arrested in a nearby wooded area after being tracked by a K9 team. The third suspect was arrested as he attempted to flee in a vehicle, police said.
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Further investigation showed that the suspects unlawfully entered the apartment and stole more than $1,700 worth of electronics. Officers have located and recovered all of the property as well as a handgun in the possession of one of the suspects.
Detectives later obtained the warrants charging all three with the burglary and theft of property counts.
Each is being held at the Lee County Jail on a $28,000 bond.
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