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Pair arrested in multi-county rash of thefts, damage
Charles Henry Hall
Charles Henry Hall - photo by Photo submitted
Jamie Lance Steed
Jamie Lance Steed - photo by Photo submitted

SPRINGFIELD -- Last month, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation after numerous reports of criminal damage and theft had occurred throughout Effingham County. 

During the course of the investigation, it was revealed the crimes were not isolated to just this county. The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office worked in conjunction with the Chatham County Police Department, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, Emmanuel County Sheriff’s Office, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Bryan County Sheriff’s Office and Statesboro Police Department to make two arrests and close dozens of cases. 

Charles Henry Hall, 38 and Jamie Lance Steed, 44 were  arrested Wednesday night and charged with burglary in the 2nd degree, theft by receiving, multiple counts of theft by taking and criminal damage to property. Both men were transported to the Effingham County Jail where they remain.

 This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office at 912-754-3449 or text a tip anonymously ay 847411.