Commerce man arrested for Rabun County burglaries, ID’d as a suspect in other areas

Posted 1:16PM on Thursday 7th July 2022 ( 1 year ago )

A Jackson County man now is charged with burglaries at the Rabun County Golf Club, Kingwood Country Club, and Wildcat Grill in Rabun County.

36-year-old Benjamin Reed Heaslip of Commerce was charged with two felony counts of second-degree burglary, jail records show.

On Friday, July 1, officers executed a search warrant and arrest warrant at a Jackson County home. Rabun County deputies were assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Commerce Police Department, and Toccoa Police Department.

After two days in jail, Heaslip was released on $15,000 bond.

Since the search warrant was conducted by Rabun County Investigations, at least nine law enforcement agencies outside of Rabun County identified Benjamin Reed Heaslip as their primary suspect related to burglaries within their jurisdiction, the sheriff’s office reports.

This surveillance photo released in late October 2021 by Rabun County Sheriff's Office is from the burglary at Rabun County Golf Club.

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