Man charged in Valdosta home break-in

David Wayne Mayo (Lowndes County Jail)
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
July 10, 2018

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- A man is behind bars on felony burglary charges after Valdosta Police connected him to a home break-in on Monday.

Around 11:30 a.m., VPD Detectives were conducting a walk-through of a neighborhood in the 1100 block of Alden Avenue as part of a follow-up investigation. That's when authorities say they noticed a suspicious man walking between some bushes.

Detectives made contact with the man, later identified as 54-year-old David Wayne Mayo, of Valdosta.

While detectives were speaking with Mayo, on-duty patrol officers were alerted to an alarm going off at a home in the area.

Officers responded to the alarm and found that the house had been broken into.

Detectives then found that Mayo was in possession of stolen property from the burglary.

Mayo was taken to the police station and interviewed before being arrested and charged with felony burglary.

Detectives are also investigating the possibility that Mayo may be involved in other burglaries.

VPD Chief Brian Childress said, "I am very proud of the work of my detectives and officers in this case who were out in the community, doing their job, being visible, and following up on other cases. Because of their diligence and the great relationship we have developed with our community, crimes are solved at record pace in Valdosta compared to other communities."