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Trail of Candy Wrappers Leads to Suspect in Dacula Church Burglary

Inside the Police Reports: A closer look at incident reports in the area.

A trail of candy wrappers sent a Loganville man back to jail less than 12 hours after he was released, according to a Gwinnett County Police incident report.

D’Vonte Jordan, 18, is suspected in a burglary at a Dacula-area church, where there was evidence of a forced entry, including candy wrappers left at the scene.

Police answered a call of a suspicious person during the noon hour on March 10 at Hog Mountain Baptist Church, located at the intersection of Hog Mountain Church Road and Braselton Highway.

A witness, who is a member of the church and was there to work on repairs, said he saw Jordan coming from the back of the property.

When the officer encountered Jordan, he was asked what he was doing and where he lived. The suspect said he didn’t know the address, but that he was released from jail around 1 a.m. that morning, and had been walking ever since. He said he was arrested for “loitering and prowling.”

He also said he was just walking by the church when the witness saw him.

The officer got permission to pat the man down and noticed large lumps in the pockets of his jacket. It was candy — Air Heads, Kit Kats, Skittles, Reese’s and Nerds, according to the incident report.

The man said he bought the candy at the store down the street, but he didn’t have a receipt, wallet or any money on him.

Another officer checked the area of forced entry and said “there were candy wrappers and candy still in the offices that match what Mr. Jordan was carrying,” according to the incident report.

A shoeprint was photographed “that appeared to be an exact match” with what Jordan was wearing.

He was arrested on suspicion of burglary and taken back to jail.

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