Three indicted for stealing scrap metalPublished 9:27am Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Three Colbert County men were indicted on theft charges for an alleged burglary that occurred at a county residence, courthouse officials said.
after being accused of burglarizing a residence and stealing scrap metal.
Michael Wellington, 35, Cave St., Tuscumbia; Aaron Hooper, 35, Irene Ave., Tuscumbia; and Johnny Davis, 31, Hook St., Tuscumbia, were all indicted for third-degree burglary, third-degree theft of property and third-degree criminal trespassing, Franklin County District Attorney Joey Rushing said.
Rushing said the men reportedly burglarized a residence and stole scrap metal.
According to Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver, the men are accused of breaking into a barn on Cave Hollow Road in Russellville on Jan. 17.
Oliver said scrap iron and scrap metal were reportedly taken during the break-in that occurred that morning.
He said witnesses saw the men at the barn and called authorities but the men were gone by the time deputies arrived on the scene.
“We were able to get a description of the vehicle and it wasn’t too long after the crime was reported that we received a call that there was a vehicle broken down on Alabama 24 East that matched the description of the vehicle we were searching for,” Oliver said.
“Once investigators got to the vehicle, they questioned all three men and were able to get a full confession from one of the suspects.”
Oliver said they were able to recover all the stolen materials as well.
Rushing said the cases would be set for arraignment at the end of the month.