Juvenile charged in May 20th theft

Published 8:04 am Wednesday, May 27, 2015

An Atmore juvenile and others could be facing jail time after a burglary of a Smith Dairy Road home Wednesday, May 20.

Chief Deputy Mike Lambert of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the Freemanville community home after a report of a burglary in progress.

“The caller said they saw someone make entry and leave out the back with numerous items, including firearms,” Lambert said. “When deputies arrived, they found that someone had made a forced entry but fled the scene.”

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Lambert said K-9 units tracked the suspect to a spot where it is believed a parked car was waiting.

“Investigators [Justin] Hetrick and [Mike] Sanderson worked two days on the case and were able to identify a juvenile who admitted to the burglary,” he said.

“Some of the items were recovered, including a laptop, jewelry and some firearms; however, some of that jewelry and some firearms are still missing.”

Lambert said other arrests could be forthcoming in case, and the county district attorney’s office will determine if the unidentified juvenile will be charged as an adult in the case.

Brewton Standard publisher Stephanie Nelson wrote this story.