Vehicle Break-In Leads to Two Arrests

Two people will face charges in two counties after an alleged vehicle break-in leads to their arrest.

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when deputies responded to First Alliance Church in Toccoa Sunday in reference to a purse that was stolen from a vehicle.

Shirley said deputies were able to get a description of the persons and the vehicle involved.

“Upon deputies’ arrival, they radioed other responding units to check the Wal-Mart parking lot for a certain type of vehicle and they saw the vehicle there,” said Shirley.

Once deputies found the vehicle, they arrested 22-year-old Megan Spearman and 23-year-old Joshua Spearman, both of Toccoa.

Shirley said while investigating this initial vehicle break-in, authorities found evidence the two may have been involved in other burglaries.

“They saw a lot of items that were suspicious, such as items that had been taken from burglaries in Franklin County from two churches,” said Shirley.

Following interviews with both suspects, Shirley says they were also charged in connection to two burglaries in Martin.

According to the sheriff, both Megan and Joshua Spearman are charged with two counts of Burglary, one count of Entering Auto, and one count of Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers.

Shirley said they remain in the Stephens County Jail awaiting bond at last report. He goes on to say the two will also face additional charges in Franklin County.

Shirley credited his deputies and investigators for a job well done.

“Especially with going the extra mile and checking areas for the vehicle,” said Shirley. “One of my investigators knew a vehicle matching that description was wanted in connection with a burglary in Franklin County.”

Shirley said it was also a good team effort between Stephens County and Franklin County authorities on the case.