Valdosta Daily Times

June 18, 2014

Multiple burglary trio arrested


Valdosta Police Department

VALDOSTA — Investigators have recently been investigating the burglary of the residence at McGoggle Lane in which guns and electronic items were taken.

At the time of the report investigators obtained information that led to the identification of Brittany Johnson, Anthony Huewitt and Shayla Griffin. Investigators located these persons and ultimately learned that the items had been taken to Atkinson County where they were to be sold. The items have since been recovered.

During this investigation, investigators were also able to link the trio to other burglaries both in the city and county including incidents on Knights Academy Road and Knights Ferry Road. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office have notified and are working with detectives from the Valdosta Police Department and the Atkinson County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Prine has stressed that investigators are continuing to interview people and examine forensic evidence that has been collected. Additional charges on these persons and other people are very likely.

All three suspects were first degree burglary.

Following their arrest, Brittany Johnson and Shayla Griffin appeared for an arraignment hearing where a bond was set. They have since been released from jail. Anthony Huewitt has remained in the Lowndes County Jail.

Sheriff Prine is asking that anyone who may have come into contact with Marvin Smith to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at {229} 671-2950 or anonymous tips can be provided at {229} 671-2985 or on line at www.lowndessheriff.com.