A man accused in a crime spree in Bibb and Crawford counties, including impersonating a law enforcement officer, is facing more charges.
Crawford County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 35-year-old Michael Quincy Godwin while answering a burglary in progress call shortly after 7 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of Salem Church Road.
He was originally charged with burglary first degree and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Now three counts of theft by taking automobile, two counts of burglary and one count of entering an automobile have been added.
Godwin was denied bond in his first appearance before Crawford County Magistrate Judge Richard Spencer.
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A homeowner on Salem Church Road went into his garage and noticed that items had been moved around, so he went back in his house and called police, according to a news release from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies, upon arriving, took Godwin into custody without incident. He was taken to the hospital for an undisclosed reason.
Godwin matched the description of a man wanted from earlier police calls. A white man wearing dark clothes and a dark hat entered a house in the 1700 block of U.S. 80 East shortly after 3:30 a.m. Thursday, and claimed to be with law enforcement, residents said.
The man fled to a nearby house and took a white Chevrolet pickup, according to a news release from Crawford County Sheriff Lewis Walker.
Deputies later received a call from another nearby resident whose car and antique vehicles had been entered and moved around. A white Ford van that had been stolen out of Bibb County was left in the driveway, which was also in the 1700 block of U.S. 80.
The stolen Chevy pickup was found wrecked on Salem Church Road, where the Salem Primitive Baptist Church and a garage at a different address were burglarized. Godwin was suspected to have stolen a 12-gauge shotgun during one of those burglaries.
Crawford deputies and the GBI continue to investigate. Anyone with information about the cases is asked to call the GBI at 478-987-4545 or the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office at 478-836-3116.