A Columbus man is in police custody after allegedly burglarizing a New Hope Dollar General.
Joshua Charles Newell, 32, of 262 Center Road, was charged with burglary of a commercial building Monday. Deputies with Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an alarm at Dollar General at about 5:30 a.m., according to a LCSO press release. When deputies arrived, they found the glass in the store’s front door had been shattered and several items were missing from the store.
A few minutes later, deputies found some of the items taken in the front yard of a Center Street residence where they talked to Newell before taking him into custody, the press release said.
Newell has not been before a judge, so he is still in custody at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center awaiting bond to be set.
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