Downtown Jay slips up
A familiar face around downtown Milledgeville recently was arrested and charged with felony burglary.
Jay Cornelius Scott, 50, is accused of squatting in a home on West Mitchell Street while the person who lives there was locked up in the county jail, in the process smoking a bunch of the man's cigarettes and eating a lot of his food. Also reported missing were roughly $200 worth of DVDs and CDs.
When the man came home after being released from jail, he spotted two men sitting on the back porch and hanging out. The tenant asked Scott and the other man to leave, which they did. The man called 911, and the investigation ultimately led to Scott, who was arrested, as well as George Otis Hogan, who has not yet been arrested.
The dollar amount for "felony" burglary in Georgia is at least $1,500 worth of items. Scott, however, was charged with a felony due to previous burglary arrests.
This marks Scott's third extended stay at the county jail in 2022. He was there for 29 days during the spring following a criminal trespass arrest, which was followed by a 41-day stay in July and August following another criminal trespass arrest.