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String of Car Burglaries Solved in Jackson County

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     Jackson County authorities say they solved a string of car break-ins with a single arrest Saturday morning. By 7 o'clock Friday morning, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received numerous reports of broken car windows and missing items. By the end of the day they had arrested a suspect.

Travis Brookins, 27 years old, is currently in the Jackson County Correctional Facility with a $50,000 bond. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Brookins used a crowbar to break into nine vehicles. Some items reported missing were guns, computers and purses containing credit cards.

     Friday morning Brookins allegedly used one of the stolen credit cards and that caught the attention of officers. Deputies reportedly recovered nearly all of the stolen items during a search of Brookins' home.

     Sheriff Lou Roberts says there are some steps you can take to deter car burglars, "Most of these cars were locked. I mean the people had taken their precautions. The only other precaution I would suggest, and it's good for all of us, don't leave valuables in your car, even in your yard. If it's your purse or anything you feel like it would be worth somebody breaking the window to get, certainly take those items inside the house."

Brookins is also charged with violation of probation for a prior conviction. Sheriff Roberts says he now faces 15 years or more in prison.