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New charges filed against two arrested in alleged entering auto spree
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Authorities have filed multiple new felony warrants against a man and woman who were arrested last week after a string of entering auto thefts occurred in south Dawson County. 

Sabrina Bronson, 22, of Cumming, and Brandon Strickland, 20, of Gainesville, have now each been charged with 16 counts of theft entering auto. In addition to those charges, Bronson has also been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug-related objects, Strickland has been charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of drug-related objects.

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According to Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson, investigators now believe that Bronson and Strickland entered over 32 vehicles in subdivisions along Hwy. 9 S and Dawson Forest Road.

“Investigators are working on the known reported thefts at this time and will be following up with the other victims who may not yet realize that their vehicles had been entered,” Johnson said in an email to the DCN. “There are a lot of items that are being sorted through with efforts to identify each victim and get the items returned.”

Investigators are coordinating with authorities in neighboring jurisdictions that have also experienced entering auto thefts recently. They believe that the incidents are connected and could have been perpetrated by the same suspects. 

“There are a lot of similarities and we are optimistic that we may be able to help them close some of their cases,” Johnson previously said.

Bronson and Strickland are being held in custody at the Dawson County Detention Center without bond. 

Johnson said that they anticipate more charges being filed as the investigation continues.