2 arrested in burglary at Gregg Allman's Ga. home

January 8, 2009 6:22:49 PM PST
Gregg Allman almost had a few less silver dollars after someone broke into his southeast Georgia home and stole a coin collection, knives and unreleased concert recordings, police said. The Allman Brothers Band singer and keyboardist, 61, was out of town when burglars broke into his home in Richmond Hill, 20 miles south of Savannah.

"He's upgrading his security," detective Mickey Sands of the Bryan County Sheriff's Department said Thursday.

Sands said the burglars took a case containing Allman's collection of 19th-century silver dollars and two safes filled with gold coins, personal papers, collectible knives and several tapes of unreleased recordings.

Investigators recovered all of Allman's belongings except a handgun.

Craig Matthew George, 27, and Brittney Ann Sahlberg, 19, both of Richmond Hill, were charged two days after the Dec. 27 burglary. Sands said Allman knew them but would not say how.

George and Sahlberg have been released from jail on bond. Neither had a listed phone number in Richmond Hill. Sands and District Attorney Tom Durden said they did not know if either has an attorney.

Allman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Allman Brothers Band in 1995. Songs he's written include "Midnight Rider," "Whipping Post" and "Melissa."