4 Arrested After String of Burglaries in Pickens County, Alabama
A series of burglaries in Pickens County has led to a month-long investigation and four arrests, Sheriff Todd Hall announced Wednesday morning.
Hall said several residents in the northern part of Pickens County had recently reported burglaries and theft of property.
An investigation was launched, and eventually, a judge issued a search warrant for a residence on Liberty Road in rural Pickens County.
Hall's deputies reportedly found a large amount of assorted drugs and paraphernalia along with many of the items that were stolen during the burglaries.
An infant child was also in the home, and Hall said the baby has been placed in the custody of the Department of Human Resources.
Four adults, none of who were listed as residents of Pickens County, were arrested and jailed Tuesday.
63-year-old Marty Moore of Millport, Alabama was charged with receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of marijuana, possession of dangerous drugs, attempting to commit a controlled substance crime and chemical endangerment of a child.
40-year-old Jamie Pierce, 45-year-old Thomas Lawson and 44-year-old Angela Chappell, all Mississippi residents, were charged with possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hall said multiple additional felony charges will be filed against the suspects as the investigation continues to develop.
The sheriff also gave credit to everyone who came forward with information that eventually led to the four arrests.
"Thank you for your continued support as we all work hard to make Pickens County a safe place to work and live," Hall said.