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Suspect arrested after burglary caught on camera

Jefferson County Authorities say a burglary suspect was caught on surveillance camera. (Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

Anonymous tips lead to the arrest of a man who was caught on tape burglarizing a home in Jefferson County.

The sheriff's office reports Joshua Goins, 30, was taken into custody Friday morning at the Camden Pointe Apartment complex after authorities found him hiding in a bedroom closet.

On Tuesday, home surveillance recorded a suspect, later identified as Goins, breaking into a home in the 8900 block of Camden Cutoff.

Once inside, the homeowner's surveillance video shows the suspect stealing a flat-screen television.

Authorities say he also stole a pellet gun, which was found inside a vehicle parked at the complex.

“One of the best investments a home or business owner can make is an investment in a security system that includes an alarm and/or video surveillance. Video surveillance is ideal for home and business owners, considering law enforcement is not always able to retrieve evidence such as fingerprints from a crime scene commonly seen in shows like CSI, Criminal Minds or Law and Order,” said Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Operations Commander/Public Information Officer, Major Lafayette Woods, Jr.

Goins was taken to the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center, where he was booked on felony charges of residential burglary and theft of property.

He was given a $25,000 bond.


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