Police seek 2 short Southside burglary suspects

Investigators are searching for two young men believed responsible for a string of residential burglaries in several south metro counties.

Christopher Dion Jester, 17, and 25-year-old Lajarvis Sandrell Evans will face numerous felony charges when they are captured, said Capt. Tony Ranieri with the Spalding County Sheriff's Office.

Jester and Evans, both of Griffin, are suspected of breaking into numerous homes while residents were gone and making off with flat-screen TVs, guns, computers, laptops and jewelries, Ranieri told the AJC.

"Thousands of dollars worth of items have been stolen," Ranieri said.

While investigating numerous burglaries in the Birdie Road area, Spalding deputies learned that officers in nearby counties were working similar crimes, Ranieri said. Spalding deputies met with officers from Fayette, Pike, Henry and Clayton counties, leading all agencies to believe they were looking for the same two suspects.

The counties have been dealing with the burglaries for about two months, Ranieri said. Investigators believe the suspects also could be responsible for other crimes in the area.

Evans is a black male, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and about 150 pounds. Jester's description is similar, but he may be a bit shorter, Ranieri said. Both are armed and should be considered dangerous, he said.

Anyone with information about the pair's whereabouts is asked to call their local police department.