; ECSO calling for public’s help locating Coleman, Futch

ECSO calling for public’s help locating Coleman, Futch

By | April 29, 2020 10:12 am

Due to felony warrants in an ongoing investigation, Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office is looking to the public for leads on the whereabouts of Justin Coleman and Steven Futch, two individuals who are allegedly involved in a series of thefts.

Sheriff Tyson Stephens says the two men are a danger to persons and property in the county. Anyone with information should call Lt. Matt Lamb or Lt. David McVey at 478-237-7526.

Futch and Coleman, along with two other men, are accused of being involved in the theft of several off-road recreational vehicles. On April 8, the sheriff’s office received a report regarding a dirt bike and a four-wheeler that had been stolen from a residence on Fannie Brewer Road. Later that day, investigators received a lead that the dirt bike was in a wooded area off Highway 80 East. A search of the area yielded the dirt bike, a blue child-sized four-wheeler, and a safe.

The following morning, the owner of the blue four-wheeler noticed it was missing from their Lake Luck area home and reported it to Swainsboro police. The PD confirmed it to be the four-wheeler investigators found the previous day. Later that day, investigators also recovered the four-wheeler that had been stolen from the Fannie Brewer residence.

All three of the off-road vehicles were returned to their owners.

Investigators worked the case that weekend and received leads about individuals attempting to sell more four-wheelers. Throughout the course of the investigation, officials named four suspects and sought warrants. Among those were Coleman and Futch, as well as JayJay Cody Pace and Leon Timothy Bush.

Futch is charged with theft by taking and bond revocation. Coleman is charged with theft by taking as well.

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