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Phenix City man sought in $8,000 burglary

Evidence found at the scene of an $8,000 burglary on Lee Road 240 in Phenix City has led to warrants issued by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Jeffrey Michael Sharritt, 35, of Phenix City faces one count each of third-degree burglary and theft of property first degree. He is wanted in the Jan. 19 burglary in the 7000 block of Lee Road 240 where someone broke into the home while the victim was out of town. Several firearms and hunting bows valued at $8,000 were taken during the break-in.

A Lee County investigator found some evidence left behind by the suspect. The material was analyzed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and Sharritt was identified as a suspect.

Sharritt also has been linked to a 2011 car burglary in Orange County, Fla.

He is described as white, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair. Police said he has associates living in Smith Station and Phenix City.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Sharritt or any case should call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651 or Lee County Crime Stoppers 888-522-7847.

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