On Friday, Dec. 17, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office made public the results of a month-long multi-jurisdictional investigation that ended with eight search warrants and the recovery of about $800,000 worth of stolen goods in time to get those items back to their rightful owners for the New Year.

Other law enforcement agencies that worked together on the initiative were the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Greensboro Police Department and High Point Police Department.

In a press release announcing the recovered merchandise, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office also thanked the Guilford County Environmental Health HERA team and the Oak Ridge Fire Department for their cooperation, which resulted in the recovery of property stolen from victims across North Carolina.

According to that release, “In the past month, investigators from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, and High Point Police Department investigated the thefts and recovery of substantial amounts of valuable stolen property to include: flatbed trailers, shipping containers, shipping container trailers, heavy farm machinery, automobiles, commercial mowing equipment, Lowboy style trailers, a tractor trailer and a trailer full of Ashley Furniture. Also seized during this investigation were methamphetamine, heroin, numerous firearms to include ‘Ghost’ style handguns.”

The warrants were served on the 8600 block of Warner Road, at 7533 Anthony Road, and at the business, TMC Trucking and Grading LLC  – all in Kernersville. Addresses in Yadkinville were also searched.

Currently, Devin Lynn Combs (above), a 21-year-old who was residing at 8621 Warner Road in Kernersville, is wanted for three counts of felony larceny, larceny of a firearm, injury of personal property and injury of real property related to this investigation.

 if you know of his location, you are being asked to “notify the proper law enforcement agency.”

The investigation is still ongoing, and additional charges are expected.