Charges updated on Auburn man arrested for multiple burglaries

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UPDATE:

02/17/17 4:10 p.m. — Auburn police has updated charges on 25-year-old Ja’Namar Lanier Thursday afternoon.

The updated charges to Lanier include burglary 3rd degree, theft of property 1st degree and receiving stolen property 4th degree.

Auburn police say the additional charges are from an investigation into two burglaries occurred on January 11 and January 31 at homes on Martin Avenue and North Ross Street.

Lanier was developed as a suspect and is accused of stealing two flat screen televisions, game system, laptop computer and jewelry with a combined value over $5,300. Several of the items stolen have been recovered by police.


(ORIGINAL STORY)

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn police has arrested two individuals in connection to a burglary on North College Street.

19-year-old Jarontavious Griffin and 25-year-old Ja’Namar Lanier were arrested Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and charged with burglary 3rd degree. Police say Lanier was arrested on additional warrants of two counts of burglary 3rd degree, theft of property 1st degree, theft of property 2nd degree, and attempting to elude a police officer.

Police say they responded to a burglary call around 1 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 400 block of North College Street. Responding officers were given a description of the suspects seen leaving the home in a car after unlawfully entering.

An officer observed a vehicle occupied by two black men that matched the description and pulled the over.

Griffin, one of the occupants in the suspect vehicle, was immediately developed as a suspect, identified and arrested.

Lanier fled on foot after police attempted to arrest him at a home. He was later arrested after a brief chase.

Police say no property was taken during the burglary.

Further investigation determined that Lanier was also responsible for committing burglaries and thefts that occurred on January 31, 2017 and February 11, 2017 on N. Debardeleben Street and Forest Park Circle. A gun, assorted electronics, and cash with a combined value of over $2,400 were taken in those incidents. Additional charges are possible.

Griffin and Lanier were both transported to the Lee County Jail.

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