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Michael Burden

Burden, Michael Deon

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Officer’s Narrative:
[Please note: The following is a direct transcription from the official initial incident report. The Georgia Gazette does not fix any spelling or grammatical errors that may exist. Any changes or redactions made by our staff are placed inside brackets. Some errors may exist. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The topics discussed may be sensitive to some readers. Discretion is advised.]

On 11-21-2022 I was dispatched to [1700 BLOCK] E Paoli Rd to meet with [VICTIM #1]. The call was in response to his 2015 Ford Escape being stolen.

Mr. [VICTIM #1] said that he had started his car and turned on the heater to defrost it. He said that he then returned inside his home to make some breakfast because he had to head out for Dialysis treatment in Elbert County. Mr. [VICTIM #1] said that he then heard someone knock on his door. Mr. [VICTIM #1] looked outside to find a black male with dreads wearing a yellow balloon jacket and a skull cap. Mr. [VICTIM #1] said that he did not know the man, but the unknown male claimed to know him.

Mr. [VICTIM #1] said that the unknown male demanded that he let him inside. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated he said “no and go away”. After closing the door, Mr. [VICTIM #1] said that he heard what sounded like his car leaving. Mr. [VICTIM #1] then looked out the window to see that his car was gone.

After talking with Mr. [VICTIM #1] and gathering all the information, I relayed it to dispatch and the other deputies on shift. Dispatch issued a bolo for that vehicle to surrounding counties.

A short while later, I was informed by dispatch that Mr. [VICTIM #1]’s car was currently involved in a chase with Elbert County Police. As I was responding to the area where the chase was going on, I was informed that Elbert County had the suspect detained.

When I arrived on scene, I identified the suspect that stole Mr. [VICTIM #1]’s vehicle as Michael Burden (DOB: [REDACTED]). Elbert County Police took custody of Mr. Burden and I will be taking out warrants for Theft by Taking Motor Vehicle.

The vehicle was returned to the owner at the scene.

[End of Narrative]