Multiple tips from the public led to an arrest Tuesday in the case of a burglary of an area convenience store and the theft of $1,000 in lottery tickets. 38 year old Jason Cory Brock was arrested in Gordon County Tuesday afternoon.
The burglary happened on the evening of September 21st at the BP Station on West Walnut Avenue. Dalton officers responded to the scene after a silent alarm was triggered and found the door of the business unlocked. The owner of the business checked his inventory of lottery tickets and discovered that 122 tickets were missing, valued at $1,120. An investigation showed that a suspect hid inside the store until it closed and then crawled behind the counter where he spent an hour and a half scratching off the stolen lottery tickets before leaving.
The surveillance picture above of the suspect was published online and by area media Monday evening and multiple residents called in identifying the suspect as Brock. Dalton investigators contacted the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office with information that Brock was staying at a Calhoun motel, and Gordon County located Brock and held him until a Dalton detective could take him into custody and take him to Whitfield County Jail. Brock is charged with one count of burglary.
The Dalton Police Department thanks everyone who called in with information on the suspect’s identity and also thanks all area media who published the surveillance images.