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Long hours, ‘tons of tips’ solve numerous burglaries

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        Photo from Flowers’ FaceBook, supplied by Pickens Sheriff

        Andrew Flowers is wanted for the theft of an ATV earlier this year -- one of several burglaries solved after a flood of tips to the sheriff’s office. 

        Sheriff Donnie Craig said Tuesday that beginning in late November the flood-gate bust open with tips that have led to the arrest of several people involved with at least three different burglary operations.

“We would be taking information and thinking this doesn’t seem right, then realize it was a whole new case we were getting leads on,” he said. “It was pretty awesome for us. We were getting a ton of tips with a ton of people helping us and that is how we solve cases and get things done.”

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