5 burglaries charged to F’ville man

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A Fayetteville man linked to five recent burglaries in unincorporated Fayette County was arrested Oct. 24 after being located by Fayette County deputies responding to a burglary in progress call to 911.

Brantley T. Vinci, 34, of Rosedell Court, was charged in five burglaries in Fayette County, though other charges are pending, said Sheriff Barry Babb.

“We have good evidence against Vinci in these burglaries and are continuing to build the case and any other connections to more crimes if supported,” Babb said Monday.

Also arrested with Vinci was 17-year-old Alexis Darley, of Barnesville, who was charged with loitering and prowling, Babb said.

Babb said deputies on Oct. 24 responded to Aristocrat Court near Redwine Road in reference to a 911 call reporting a burglary in progress.

“The caller heard a disturbance at his window and when he went to investigate he saw a white male entering his home,” Babb said. “When confronted by the homeowner, the perpetrator fled the scene. After an area search, deputies apprehended the male and a female passenger in the vicinity.”

Babb said detectives have linked Vinci with five recent burglaries in Fayette County, and he is being investigated for crimes in neighboring counties. Detectives have conducted two search warrants in this case and are seeking a third for Vinci’s DNA, said Babb.

“As an agency we have been working very hard to catch someone responsible for our burglary increase and the officers’ hard work paid off that day. When the call came in that we had one in progress we saturated the area to cover escape routes,” said Babb.

The sheriff’s office in responding to the recent burglaries has used a variety of staff to locate perpetrators, Babb said.

“To give you an idea of how hard we have focused on this, for six hours one day we had 25 officers from narcotics agents and detectives in unmarked cars to court service, civil and warrant officers patrolling in one patrol zone supplanting our regular patrol,” Babb said. “We even had the command staff on the street. As the holidays approach we will do more of these types of directed patrols. It unfortunately has been costly as this eats up our overtime budget.”