BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) - Two men have been charged in connection with six business burglaries and an attempted burglary of a convenience store in Bulloch County.
The burglaries started on Oct. 17 and happened on U.S. 301 south, U.S. 80 west, U.S. 25 and Middleground and Sinkhole roads.
At about the same time period, the Screven County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary in Cooperville with similarities to the other cases, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
Burglars through bricks through the convenience stores windows. Then the suspects took money and cigarettes and left the scene in a few minutes.
The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office responded at about 1:21 a.m. Dec. 4 to the Chevron in the 9000 block of U.S. 301 south in Statesboro.
Deputies found evidence of an attempted break in and began searching the area for the suspects. A trooper with the Georgia State Patrol saw Time Saver No. 17 in the 6000 block of Sinkhole Rd. with its front door shattered.
Deputy Travis Tuenge headed to the Time Saver and saw a Nissan Frontier pickup truck headed northbound from the store on Old Register Rd.
Tuenge tried to pull the truck over and a short chase ensued.
Deputies blocked the truck at the intersection of Old Register Rd. and Langston Chapel Road. Christopher Brazell, 28, of Portal, and Tony Peterson, 41, of Sylvania, were then taken into custody.
Methamphetamines were also found in the truck, according to the sheriff's office.
Brazell was charged with six counts of burglary; one count of criminal attempt to commit burglary; two counts of second-degree criminal damage to property.
Peterson was charged with six counts of burglary; one count of criminal attempt to commit burglary; two counts of second-degree criminal damage to property and other traffic offenses.
They are being held at the Bulloch County Jail without bond. Those with information on these cases can contact Inv. Walter Deal at 912.764.8888.