The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a theft that was reported the first week of January in the Mountain View community.

According to a report from the sheriff’s department, Melissa Milam told a responding deputy that someone had stolen valuable jewelry from her residence. Milam told the deputy that she had looked through all of her jewelry boxes and had not been able to locate the missing items.  One was valued at $5,000 and another at $200.

Milam did give the name of a suspect to the deputy.

The investigation into the theft is continuing.