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Wanted duo caught in Albany

Photo by Laura Williams

Photo by Laura Williams

ALBANY, Ga. -- A man and a woman wanted in multiple counties for theft and burglary were arrested at 1518 Palmyra Road at about 1 p.m. Thursday.

In an unrelated crime, a man was beaten by a man and a woman a few blocks away on the 400 block of Eighth Avenue.

"Albany Police officers and Dougherty County Sheriff's Office deputies went to the house to serve arrest warrants together," Albany Police Department spokeswoman Phyllis Banks said. "They found drugs and called the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit."

Jason Griffin and Brittany Sizemore were arrested on theft and burglary warrants, Banks said. According to the wanted notice issued Thursday, they were wanted on theft charges in Albany, burglary charges in Terrell County and unspecified charges in Lee County.

Drug unit officers added possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of a handful of oxycodone pills to the list, Drug Unit Commander Maj. Bill Berry said.

The drug unit officers also arrested Jason Kimbell, Berry said. Berry was unsure of the spelling and an age was unavailable.

Kimbell was charged with the same drug charges as Sizemore and Griffin, but also was charged with possession of less than two grams of crystal methamphetamine, Berry added.

The arrests were a cooperative effort between the three agencies at a single-story, brick house on Palmyra Road.

Just a few blocks from that bust on the 400 block of Eighth Avenue, four Albany police cars blocked the street at about 1:30 p.m. in an unrelated investigation.

According to an eyewitness who did not want to be named, a man had been beaten by another man and his female companion. The duo then got in an unidentified car and drove off.

At the scene, officers had at least three witnesses and the victim, whose right eye was swelling up over a laceration, give written descriptions of what they saw.

No official information was immediately available.