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Alleged burglar gets bond; history goes back to 1997
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Oct 25, 2012 | 1812 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Macon man was granted bond in Jones County Superior Court after being arrested last month on burglary charges.

Jerry Houston was granted a $25,000 cash bond by Superior Court Judge Trent Brown Oct. 18. He was arrested with co-defendant Willie Howard Sept. 16 and charged with one count of burglary at the time, but investigators expect more charges will follow.

Assistant District Attorney Keagan Goodrich opposed Houston’s bond motion and told the court the crime for which the men are charged occurred Sept. 11. She said the victim of the burglary came home and found the door kicked in and multiple items missing, including a television, laptop, and jewelry.

“Neighbors saw a light blue minivan at the house,” she said.

Goodrich said Houston’s co-defendant made a statement that the stolen items were taken to a dealer in Bibb County and an in-store video shows the men bringing in the items.

Goodrich said Houston’s criminal history dates back to 1997 for burglary and a possession of marijuana charge in 1995, with multiple charges in between now and then.

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