Tuscaloosa Police Make Two Additional Arrests in Area Catalytic Converter Thefts
The Tuscaloosa Police Department announced the arrest of two men Thursday for their alleged involvement in the theft of catalytic converters from a Tuscaloosa business.
According to a release from TPD spokesperson Stephanie Taylor, the arrests made were apart of an ongoing investigation with the agency's Criminal Investigation Division involving the thefts and resale of catalytic converters.
The release states investigators determined 31-year-old Wesley Austyn Wyatt and 51-year-old Paul Harvey Fretwell were responsible for cutting catalytic converters off of vehicles at a business located in the 1600 block of 25th Avenue, which occurred over the last month.
Wyatt was charged with four counts of unlawfully breaking and entering a vehicle. Fretwell was charged with two counts of breaking and entering a vehicle.
Both men were booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail Wednesday where they remain as of Thursday afternoon. Wyatt remains on a $60,000 bond and Fretwell remains on a $20,000 bond, according to Taylor.
The arrests comes just days following the arrest of another Tuscaloosa man who was charged with allegedly stealing 150 catalytic converters last week.