Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones issued a press release in reference to a string of burglaries in the area leading to the arrest of two individuals.
"During the night of January 10th and early morning of January 11th, 2022, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received reports of multiple auto burglaries in the southeastern section of Lee County. During the same time frame, Phenix City Police received calls of the same type in Phenix City. Property stolen during the burglaries included firearms, tools, cell phones, and other electronics. In the early morning hours of Jan. 11th, 2022, Phenix City Police officers were called to the area of Bridgecrest Drive in reference to several subjects in the area possibly breaking into vehicles. Contact was made with Jordan Taylor Harville (21) from Phenix City. Harville was occupying a vehicle that contained multiple items of stolen property from Lee County and Phenix City. Harville was arrested by Phenix City Police at the time and gave Phenix City Police Detectives and Lee County Sheriff’s Investigators information that led to other suspects residing in Columbus, Georgia. Based on evidence obtained during the arrest, investigators obtained warrants for Harville and Marcus Herrington (20) of Columbus, Georgia.
On Jan. 21st, 2022, Lee County Sheriff’s Investigators, Phenix City Detectives, and Investigators from the Muscogee County Georgia Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant in the 5000 block of ValleyBrook Drive in Columbus at the residence of Marcus Herrington. Multiple items of stolen property were recovered from inside of the residence. Herrington was arrested on the scene by Muscogee County Sheriff’s Investigators and charged with Bringing Stolen Property into the State, said Jones in a release.
Both Herrington and Harville are awaiting extradition back to Lee County on 3 counts each of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor vehicle. Additional charges are anticipated as the investigation continues.
Anyone with any information about the case is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651 or Central Alabama crime Stoppers at 334 215- STOP (7867)