Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Local pawn shop owner foils crime

A Dothan, Ala., pawn shop owner helped police catch a burglary suspect Sunday.

Dimitri Wright, 24, of Dothan has been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary. Kaheerah Rich, 22, also of Dothan, is facing first-degree receiving stolen property charges.

Wright and Rich were taken into custody by Houston County Sheriff’s Department deputies Sunday after police were called to West Main Jewelry and Loan. Wright, Rich and another individual who was not charged were at the pawn shop trying to sell items. The pawn shop owner became suspicious after realizing that the items they were trying to sell matched the description of property a recent burglary victim had reported as stolen to local pawn shop owners.

Deputies arrived and took Wright, Rich and a third person into custody. Houston County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Donovan Arias said it is believed that the third person had no knowledge of the stolen property.

Wright is being held in the Houston County Jail under a $10,000 bond. Rich’s bond was set at $5,000.

Read full coverage of Dothan, Ala., news at the Dothan Eagle

Arlington, Ga., family loses home to Sunday fire

A family of three adults and four children lost everything in a house fire Sunday night. The incident happened on the 200 block of East Cedar Street.

Arlington police officers, Calhoun County deputies, Arlington Volunteer Firefighters, and Calhoun State Prison firefighters arrived at the scene around 6 p.m.

The incident was caused by a grease fire, which quickly spread through the entire house.

One child is 8-years-old, one is 7-years-old, and there are two 5-year-old twins. No one was injured.


Other Southwest Georgia News Stories:
Suspect sought in theft of golf cart from country club
Cordele Police searching for masked robber who fired shot
Woman on a cold golf cart delivers warmth in Meigs
Deputies bring drivers to tears with $100 bills, not tickets
Colquitt County Packers are national champs
Tifton’s Summers lands Georgia Southern job

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