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3 charged with burglarizing businesses

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

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LaGRANGE —Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office said three men arrested in Marion County will face additional charges here.

Andrew D. Edge, 23, Artavius M. Reynolds, 26, and Xzavier Reynolds, 29, all of Columbus will each be charged with four counts of burglary, Troup sheriff’s investigators stated.

The three men are accused of breaking into Sonny’s restaurant at 1232 Bartley Road, The Happy Stop at 2911 Hamilton Road and the Marathon Gas Station at 4584 Hamilton Road, said sheriff’s Capt. Mike Caldwell, chief investigator.

For more than 90 days, sheriff’s investigators followed many leads, conducted several undercover operations and networked with law enforcement agencies throughout Alabama and Georgia while attempting to capture the suspects, stated officials.

Edge, Artavius Reynolds and Xzavier Reynolds still remain behind bars in the Marion County Jail.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.