2 burglars arrested

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Suspects believed to be tied to break-ins in Atmore area

screen-shot-2017-02-07-at-3-42-54-pm screen-shot-2017-02-07-at-3-43-04-pmTwo men believed to be responsible for a string of burglaries in Atmore have been taken into custody in Tallahassee, Fla., according to Atmore Chief of Police Chuck Brooks. Brooks said the men were taken into custody in Florida only days after allegedly burglarizing businesses in Atmore in late January.

Lieutenant Grady Jordan with the Leon County Sheriff’s Department said 19-year-old Derrick Anderson and 18-year-old Jaghee Anderson were arrested Mon., Jan. 30, on charges related to burglary, grand theft auto and possession of burglary tools. Jordan said the men are believed to be the same individuals responsible for multiple break-ins at Atmore businesses Fri., Jan. 27, and Sat., Jan. 28, including a breaking-and-entering at Chuck Stevens Chevrolet and a break-in and theft of a vehicle at Johnson Ford.

Jordan said the men were tied to the crimes by a Porsche reported stolen in Tallahassee. The vehicle was later found shortly after the Atmore break-ins were reported.

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Brooks said the pick-up stolen from Johnson Ford was also later recovered. The truck was found at the scene of yet another dealership burglary in Pensacola.

Brooks said Tuesday the two men face “numerous criminal charges” in Florida and will only be extradited to Alabama after facing those allegations. Brooks said the two suspects will likely face multiple burglary and theft-of-property charges stemming from the incidents in Atmore.