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Man charged with three Milton burglaries
Man charged with three Milton burglaries

MILTON, Ga. -- Milton police have announced the arrest of a man suspected of breaking into at least three homes.

Reginald Dwayne Byrd, 43, of Roswell is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail on $20,000 bond. He has been charged with burglary, financial transaction card fraud and financial transaction card theft.

Additional charges are possible, according to Milton police.

The three burglaries in question occurred earlier this year:

* Feb. 11: 14705 Birmingham Highway
* Feb. 18: 15450 Thompson Road
* Mar. 7: 255 Hickory Flat Road

Items stolen from the three homes include jewelry, electronics and credit cards.

Milton police detective Kevin Berry reported that Byrd allegedly used one of the stolen credit cards. Surveillance photos showed a car that was possibly used in one of the crimes; the car was eventually linked to Byrd. One of the stolen laptops was also tracked to him.

A check of local pawn shops showed that Byrd had been selling jewelry, electronics and tools. Some of the items were identified by victims, while others were matched to crimes by make and serial number.

Barry obtained arrest warrants for Byrd, along with a search warrant for his Roswell home. Milton police worked with a Roswell SWAT team to bring the suspect into custody on Tuesday, Apr. 26.

Two other adults were arrested with Byrd at his home. One of them, Amber Thompson, was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.

A search of Byrd's home uncovered jewelry, electronics, tools and silver tableware. Some of the jewelry and one television were tied to the Milton cases; the tableware was linked to a Gwinnett County burglary in April.

Deputies with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office have now obtained eight warrants for Byrd for three burglaries in their jurisdiction.

Byrd is no stranger to law enforcement; he has a history of robbery, burglary, theft, forgery and drugs. He was released from parole on Monday, Feb. 14 of this year.