THIEF ALERT 1: Entering auto suspects caught red handed; one reportedly attempts to reach for a gun
A pair of 17-year olds is facing big boy trouble after reportedly breaking into numerous vehicles in the Villamar apartments on Friday night, while also reportedly busting out a truck window in the Revelry Flats apartments around downtown.
Landon Cole Spivey, 17, listed with a Macon address, is charged with seven counts of entering auto, as well as one count each of possession of a handgun by someone under the age of 18, felony theft by receiving and obstruction of an officer. Meanwhile, Kane Paul Krieger, 17, listed with an Eatonton address, is charged with nine counts of entering auto.
A 911 call came in early Saturday morning, and a Villamar resident "advised she witnessed two males shatter the window to a white truck and enter another vehicle." The caller added that "the offenders were in a silver Honda with a loud muffler. Deputies responded and spotted a suspicious person, later identified as Spivey, and a foot chase ensued. After chasing the man "through several yards," a very tense moment occurred, with Spivey attempting to pull out a 9 millimeter handgun with an extended magazine, according to the incident report.
Added the report: "While chasing the male, he removed a black firearm from his right jacket pocket, with an extended magazine. As the male removed the firearm, I dropped my taser and drew my service weapon. While drawing my service weapon, the offender fell to the ground and dropped the firearm, causing it to slide across the pavement. I then placed the male under arrest for obstruction."
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Krieger is pictured above at left and Spivey above at right.
For some reason that's not immediately known, the Villamar apartment complex on Log Cabin Road continues to be like a magnet for entering auto thieves. Here's a rundown:
- Just a few day before Spivey and Krieger were arrested, three entering auto suspects from Milledgeville were incited by a grand jury following a series of break-ins last October, some of which occurred in the Villamar apartments.
- Last spring, a 17-year-old man was arrested after breaking into cars in Villamar and leading deputies on a foot chase.
- In late 2019, Villamar also got clobbered by a series of entering autos, and four men from Eatonton eventually were arrested.
- Back in October 2018, thieves made off with four handguns and an iPhone following a series of entering autos in Villamar.