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Parolee arrested in rash of home burglaries in Middle Georgia, authorities say

Shane Saip, left, Evelyn Parker
Shane Saip, left, Evelyn Parker

A Warner Robins man has been arrested in connection with at least a dozen residential burglaries in Middle Georgia.

Shane Joe Saip, 38, was arrested Thursday at his Arnold Boulevard home after an investigation into a rash of burglaries in Houston, Twiggs and Wilcox counties, according to a Houston County Sheriff's Office news release.

"We have had some burglaries that were similar in nature," Houston County sheriff's Capt. Jon Holland said Friday. "The method of entry were similar and the items taken were similar."

Saip forced his way in through a front or back door in most of the burglaries, kicking his way inside in some of the cases, Holland said.

A search of the Arnold Boulevard home found jewelry, clothing, electronics, a musical instrument, sports collectibles and firearms stolen from residences in those counties as well as in one Peach County residential burglary, Holland said.

Illegal narcotics were also seized in the search.

Saip has been linked to 12 residential burglaries from January to April of this year, the release said.

Saip is facing multiple burglary charges in all four counties, Holland said. Saip also faces methamphetamine possession, other drug and firearm charges, according to the release.

Saip was on parole for prior burglary convictions in Jones County when arrested, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections website. He served about three years of a 20-year sentence before he was paroled May 24, 2017.

He was being held without bond Friday at the Houston County Detention Center. Whether Saip was operating alone or with others remains under investigation, Holland said.

Additionally, Evelyn Louise Parker, 28, of Warner Robins, was also arrested at the Arnold Boulevard home on a probation violation, according to the release. She was on probation for a methamphetamine-possession conviction, Holland said.

Drug and theft by receiving stolen property charges are pending against Parker, the release said. Parker also was being held without bond Friday.

"Her involvement in this case is under investigation also," Holland said.

Anyone with information related to the burglaries is asked to contact Houston County sheriff's Cpl. Pitt Chapman at 478-542-2080 or 478-542-2085, or Wilcox County sheriff's Capt. Steve Mauldin at 229-467-2322.

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