Pair Arrested In Connection With Rash Of Athens Burglaries

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Athens County sheriff's deputies have arrested a pair of Athens residents in connection with a string of burglaries.

Sheriff Pat Kelly says officers responded to a burglary call on Blackburn Road yesterday.
After arresting Justin Coey, 18,  and a 16-year-old juvenile, both of Athens, Kelly says the pair confessed to seven burglaries in the Blackburn-Radford Road area.
Coey is charged with two counts of burglary and the juvenile will be charged in juvenile court.
Kelly says detectives are working to return the stolen property to the rightful owners.