Perry police arrest three in month long car break-in spree, looking for one more

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Perry police officers are looking for a suspect they say is connected to dozens of car break-ins in the city. 

Three men were arrested this month accused of entering autos. 

A quiet neighborhood on Tucker Road in Perry was one of the targets for thieves looking to make off with thousands of dollars in stolen items. 

“We recovered property that was taken in entering autos in Warner Robins, property that was taken in entering autos in Centerville, and also property that was taken in Houston County unincorporated outside of the city limits of Perry,” Lt. Ken Ezell says. 

Ezell says 20-year-old Dakota Archer, 17-year-old Stacey Jackson, and 25-year-old Deguan Felder broke into more than 30 vehicles in Perry in less than a month near Tucker Road and on Lake Joy Road.

“Looking at the video they did spend some time in these vehicles. It wasn’t just a hop in, take a quick look and then leave. They spent some time looking and searching through those vehicles,” Ezell says. 

Ezell says the three and one more suspect, who has yet to be identified, could be tied to a series of break-ins all across Houston and Peach Counties — more than 100 reported incidents. 

“…fairly good video which had helped us identify the subjects and also gave us a time to where we needed to focus on when these things were occurring,” Ezell says. 

Investigators are trying to figure out why the accused thieves didn’t take normal items left behind in cars. 

“Most of the items that were taken were firearms. In all the incidents in the 32 cases that we had, no vehicles had been broken into as far as a window being broke or a locks being smashed,” Ezell says. “It doesn’t always prevent a person from breaking a window out of a car, but these vehicles wouldn’t have been entered if the vehicle had been secured.”

All three men are still in jail and investigators are still searching for a fourth suspect. 

If you have any information on the series of break-ins call the Perry Police Department at 478-988-2800.

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