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Henry police arrest three on theft charges

Henry County Police have arrested three people on various theft charges, and two of them also face other charges.

Sherrei Chantae Taylor, Cartaveous Armone Swann, and Justin Aundre Lee appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court before Judge Robert L. Godwin, on Monday.

All three are charged with seven counts of entering an auto, according to Henry County Police Maj. Jason Bolton. In addition, Taylor and Lee, both 20, are charged with one count of giving a false name. Swann, 22, and Lee also face two counts of burglary for allegedly entering homes in the subdivision and removing copper from the attics. Lee also faces one count of theft of a (motor vehicle), a Volkswagon.

Lee's bond was set at $60,000 by Judge Godwin. He set bonds of $30,000 each for Swann and Taylor.

The suspects' arrest stem from an investigation that began when Henry police officers responded to 805 Kohl Drive, Friday, in reference to a report of a stolen Volkswagen Passat, according to Bolton.

"During the course of the investigation, officers learned, via the victim, that a silver-in-color Chevrolet Monte Carlo was seen leaving the area at the same time his vehicle was stolen," said Bolton. "...The Volkswagen Passat was located abandoned on White Dove Drive, located off of Bo Simpson Parkway.

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The vehicle was returned to its rightful owner, Bolton said. Police placed a "be on the lookout" alert for the Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

"Later in the morning, the original victim of the stolen vehicle contacted 911, and advised [that] he witnessed the Monte Carlo driving around the subdivision," said Bolton. Henry police officers spotted the silver Monte Carlo leaving the Kensington Point Subdivision.

"The investigation conducted by the officers on the traffic stop indicated that several vehicles had been entered into, and the property from said automobiles was located inside the Monte Carlo," Bolton said. " In addition, there were items located that were reportedly stolen out of the city limits of McDonough. McDonough [Police] was notified and will be taking charges on the below listed suspects."

Taylor and Swann, both of McDonough, along with Lee, of Decatur, were transported to Henry County Police headquarters, and later charged.