An Elberton woman faces a felony theft by taking charge after being arrested in connection to a theft that occurred earlier this month.
Captain Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office said the theft was reported between November 4th and 5th, and the victim reported a total of seven guns stolen from their residence.
Scarborough said the victim felt the theft was performed by someone who lived there.
“He felt that is was someone who lived inside that residence, because there was no forced entry into the residence, and his gun safe wasn’t busted open, that kind of thing”, explained Scarborough.
Through further investigation, investigators were able to locate the seven guns, and are now in the process of recovering them said Scarborough.
“We went there and recovered five of the guns to which he has identified as his”, said Scarborough. “The other two guns were located at a pawn shop in Athens. A hold has been placed on those guns for the sheriff’s office to come pick.”
As a result of the incident, 26-year-old Ansley Mills of an Elberton address was arrested and charged with one felony count of Theft by Taking.
Mills was transported to the Elbert County Detention Center after her arrest and was later released out on bond.
Scarborough said he wants the community to know that the sheriff’s office will continue to put full effort into making sure Elbert County’s citizens are safe.