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New charges filed against 2 arrested in alleged entering auto spree in Dawson
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Above is several item the Dawson County Sheriff's Office recovered after the arrest of two people suspected of entering autos. -photo courtesy Dawson County Sheriff's Office

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

Sabrina Bronson, 22, of Cumming, and Brandon Strickland, 20, of Gainesville, have each been charged with 16 counts of theft entering auto. 

Sabrina Bronson
Sabrina Bronson
In addition to those charges, Bronson has 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.

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

Brandon Strickland
Brandon Strickland
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.

Original story was published by sister publication Dawson County News.