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Forsyth County Grandy Jury indictes two in car break-ins, thefts
Spanned multiple counties, some items recovered in arrest
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Javares Lanard Simmons. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

A Forsyth County Grand Jury recently indicted two Atlanta men on charges associated with a multi-county car break-in spree in September.

Devante Morris, 18, and Javares Lanard Simmons, 21, were each indicted Feb. 13 on 14 counts of entering an automobile with intent to commit a theft, four counts of financial transaction card theft and three counts of theft by taking.

The theft charges include the alleged stealing of a Chevrolet Malibu, a Glock 9mm handgun, multiple laptops and other electronic devices and at least four credit and debit cards within wallets and purses.

According to incident reports, the men are supposedly responsible for about 30-40 car break-in cases around metro Atlanta, including Forsyth.
On Sept. 20, Forsyth County deputies recovered some of the stolen property after executing a search warrant in Alpharetta.

The men had been arrested four days earlier in Milton after reportedly stealing a Chevrolet Equinox and crashing it while attempting to flee law enforcement through Alpharetta and Milton.

A Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office report said the warrant was executed “on the stolen 2010 Chevrolet Equinox that was involved in the multi-jurisdictional pursuit of our entering auto suspects from the Whittington subdivision in Forsyth County.”

“While executing the search warrant, we were able to recover property from four cases from Whittington subdivision,” the report said. “The items included the Glock 17 9mm, laptop computers, iPads and iPods.”

Deputies who interviewed Simmons said he “denied any involvement in any of the incidents.”

Forsyth County Superior Court Judge David Dickinson will preside over both cases, for which no trial dates have been set.