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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Georgia man arrested in Belleview after allegedly burglarizing vehicles, stealing debit cards

A 27-year-old Georgia man was arrested by a Belleview Police Department officer after he allegedly burglarized several vehicles and stole a victim’s debit cards.

On Tuesday, the BPD officer responded to a local residence in reference to a vehicle burglary that had occurred overnight.

Upon arrival, two victims told the officer that an unknown suspect had entered their vehicles and numerous items were stolen. A wallet had been stolen and one of the victims received a bank notification stating that the victim’s debit card was being used at a Circle K gas station.

The officer responded to Circle K and watched video surveillance footage which showed the suspect using the victim’s debit card multiple times.

Later in the day, the same officer was dispatched to the Circle K after an employee reported that the burglary suspect had returned to the gas station. The officer approached the suspect who was later identified as Heath Garret Webb.

Heath Garret Webb
Heath Garret Webb

Webb was detained in handcuffs and the officer conducted a pat-down search. A small bag filled with a crystal-like substance was located which later field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

During a search of Webb’s vehicle, several of the victim’s debit cards were located along with various pieces of jewelry and silver coins. The officer also found Adderall, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

Webb initially denied any knowledge of the victim’s debit cards. He later claimed that another individual had given him the cards to use, and he admitted to using the cards on several occasions without authorization.

Webb was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held on $12,000 bond. He is facing felony charges for burglary of a conveyance and possession of methamphetamine and Adderall, along with misdemeanor charges for fraudulent use of a credit card, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A court date has been scheduled on April 5 at 9 a.m., according to jail records.