After nearly four months, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the case of a stolen 2000 year model Kawasaki motorcycle.
In April of this year, warrants were taken out for the arrest of 42-year-old Jerry Kent Willis of a Floyd Road address, but according to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, Willis went on the run out of town to avoid arrest.
“Deputies had made numerous attempts to locate Willis at his Floyd Road address. Apparently he had moved, but on August 21st, deputies noticed Willis back at the Floyd Road residence”, said Andrews. “They waited until the early morning hours to approach the mobile home to take him into custody.”
Willis was served warrants for Misdemeanor Theft by Taking and Felony Theft by Receiving Stolen Property in Another State.
The approximate value of the stolen motorcycle was said to be $3,500.
Sheriff Andrews commended his deputies for their continued dedication and effort in making the arrest.
After his arrest, Willis was transported to the Elbert County Detention Center, and was later released on bond.