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Suspects In Tuesday's Police Chase May Be Connected To 80 Local Burglaries

The two burglary suspects alleged to have led Carroll County deputies on a 15-mile car chase from Villa Rica to Carrollton Tuesday could be responsible for up to 80 burglaries in the west Georgia area over the last 9 months.
 
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Brad Robinson says 31-year old Lori Hunt and 38-year old Brian Keith Starns—both of Dallas, Georgia, likely face numerous burglary charges along with several aggravated assault charges on a police officer. The latter charges because Starns is alleged to have fired his weapon around 15 times at deputies during the chase.
 
Starns has a substantial criminal record according to Robinson.
 
“He has a fairly extensive criminal history… I’m not going to report on that right now, but he is no stranger to law enforcement, Robinson said.
 
Investigators continue to recover stolen property from other alleged burglaries in which the two may have been involved.
 
“These two have been involved in their burglary ring for—what we think may be up to nine months in this area and I’m talking Douglas, Paulding, Carroll and maybe Haralson,” said Robinson. “I’m not going to be surprised if they are going to be responsible fro up to 75… 80 burglaries over the last nine months.”

The Chief Deputy speculated the two might have been involved in such a large amount of burglaries to help pay for an alleged meth habit.
 
Hunt and Starns are expected to have their first hearings this afternoon.
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