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Evicted man squats in former home
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A Conyers man was arrested and charged with burglary for breaking into and apparently squatting in his former residence.

Anthony Smith IV, 30, was evicted from his residence May 27 and then placed under arrest by Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputies for a previous outstanding warrant. After spending 18 days in jail for the warrant, he was released on June 3.

It was brought the attention of the RCSO by the property realtor that Smith moved himself and his belongings back into the residence 11 days later.

According to the deputy's report, the gold locks on the front door were taken off and replaced with silver locks, the same pit bull that was removed from the residence during Smith's eviction was in the back in the basement, there were groceries in the kitchen and mail that Smith received while he was in jail was set on the counter.

A white vehicle belonging to Smith was seen in the driveway. The mail delivery lady in the area told deputies that Smith's mother informed her that she should continue to deliver their mail to that address because the Smiths had returned to the address.

One deputy spoke with Smith's mother who informed the deputy that her son had filed a motion to counter the eviction.

The Conyers man was arrested again last Wednesday, Aug. 6, nearly a month and half after a warrant for his arrest was initially issued. He was charged with burglary in the first degree.