Update: Crawford County deputies arrest man for home invasion suspect

UPDATED 3/1/15 at 11:49 p.m.

Deputies caught 35-year-old Michael Godwin inside a garage on Salem Church Road. He’s charged with three counts of theft by taking automobile, three counts of burglary, one count of entering auto, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

A Crawford County Magistrate judge denied his bond. 

UPDATED 2/27/15 at 11:47 p.m.

Another home invasion in Crawford County has led to the arrest of 35-year-old Michael Quincy Godwin.  He was caught inside a garage on Salem Church Road.  He was taken to a local hospital.  Charges are still pending.

Investigators say Godwin could be the suspect accused of dressing up as a law enforcement officer, and breaking into several cars and homes on U.S. Highway 80 East.

KNOXVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and GBI are investigating a string of car break ins and burglaries.

The sheriff’s office says deputies responded to a home invasion call in the 1700 block of US Highway 80 East early Thursday morning. The homeowner says a man dressed in dark colored clothes with a dark color hat entered the home stating he was law enforcement.

The news release says the suspect then ran off to a neighbor’s residence across the road and stole a white Chevrolet pickup truck.

Deputies later got a call in that same area that another homeowners’ personal vehicle and several antique vehicles had been entered and moved around. A white Ford van that was reportedly stolen in Bibb County was left at the end of the driveway of that residence.

Investigators say the stolen pickup truck was later found wrecked on Salem Church Road. Authorities tell 41NBC Salem Primitive Baptist Church and a garage were burglarized. The sheriff’s office warns the suspect could be in possession of a 12 gauge shot gun that was stolen.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI at (478) 987-4545 or the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office (478) 836-3116.

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