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Stolen laptop computer leads to arrests
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A recovered laptop computer has not only landed a Dawsonville man in jail, but also a burglary suspect accused of taking numerous items from a Dawson County home last week.

Calvin Lee Blackstone, 31, of Dawsonville is charged with probation violation and theft by receiving stolen property in connection to the laptop computer. He was arrested on a probation warrant last Wednesday by Dawson County Sheriffs Cpl. Jimmi Smith. During that time, Smith noticed the laptop, reported stolen earlier in the day from a residence off Highway 53 in eastern Dawson County, inside Blackstones vehicle.

Later on Wednesday, sheriffs investigators received a report of a burglary of a residence off Grizzle Road. In addition to a TV, other items were allegedly taken and stashed near a wood line in the area, according to Dawson County Sheriffs Capt. Tony Wooten. It wasnt until Thursday that a neighbor reported seeing several males retrieving the items and leaving in a gold Ford Taurus with extensive bumper damage.

The car was spotted later Thursday by Dawson County investigator Jarrett Simpson as he accompanied Forsyth County deputies to Jonathan Lamar Brumbelows residence in Forsyth County to look into where Blackstone had gotten the stolen laptop computer. There, investigators reportedly located items taken from the Grizzle Road residence.

Brumbelow, 19, was taken into custody and is charged with burglary and theft by receiving stolen property.

Wooten said drugs also were found during a search of the residence and six others are facing charges in Forsyth County in connection to those drugs.

In addition, the sheriffs office has active warrants out for Roger William Brumbelow, 23, and Nathan Seth Davis, 17, both of Forsyth County. They also are suspected in the burglary of the Grizzle Road residence.

The two Brumbelows and Davis are suspected in numerous entering auto cases in both Dawson and Forsyth counties, Wooten added.

Its a huge case, Wooten added. And if not for Jimmi Smiths good police work of seeing the reported stolen laptop, we may not have any of this.

This kind of work and quick arrests also is the reason Dawson County burglaries are down more than 10 percent from this time last year and entering autos are down about 23 percent.

The Dawson County Sheriffs Office asks anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Roger Brumbelow or Nathan Davis to call 706-344-3535.

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