Patrick Richardson

Managing Editor

Two Columbus men are in the Cherokee County Jail after being arrested Tuesday following a mini-crime spree in which they allegedly broke into at least eight cars.

Jordan Crosby, 18, Columbus, and Tyler Turnbough, 19, Columbus have both been charged with multiple counts of felony theft and burglary.

According to a release from the Columbus Police Department, at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday CPD received a call about a man breaking into a car in a garage.

When officers Anne Sharp and Robert Hughes arrived the homeowner said she caught someone later identified as Crosby in the car looking for change. The homeowner said she confronted Crosby and asked for the return of her property. Crosby then allegedly left in a small red car allegedly driven by Turnbough.

Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said three of his deputies, Justin Noel, Nick Hartman and Bailiff Rick Martin had heard the call and vehicle description over the radio and spotted the car in the 900 block of West Maple.

Groves said CPD officer arrived almost immediately and conducted the investigation.

Sharp said Turnbough and Crosby had allegedly stolen quite a bit more than loose change.

“They also stole some high dollar items,” Sharp said. “They went on a crime spree in that neighborhood. Eight victims have claimed property so far.”

Crosby and Turnbough are both being held on $37,000 bond in the Cherokee County Jail.