Three charged in burglary case

Published 10:05 pm Monday, December 20, 2010

Brewton Police arrested three local men on charges of theft and burglary after a two-week long investigation.

William Harris, Tomas Harris and Terri Bryars were arrest Dec. 17 and charged with theft of property, first degree; receiving stolen property, first degree; and burglary, second degree after an investigation pointed at the trio as the responsible parties in burglaries reported by Timberline Homes employees.

Sgt. Steven Ferguson with the Brewton Police Department said the department was first notified of the burglaries at the South Boulevard mobile home dealers lot Dec. 2.

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“The business had been burglarized several times in the past few months,” Ferguson said. “We learned of the burglaries on Dec. 2. Those burglaries lead from merchandise in the mobile homes to someone stealing a camper trailer.”

Ferguson said the weeks of investigation had turned up dead ends in most instances until officers got a break in the case.

“While working traffic, an on-duty supervisor observed what he believed to be the vehicle fitting a description of a vehicle seen by employees just days before the thefts,” Ferguson said. “Business employees were able to give a description for three suspicious individuals who came to the business the day before the thefts occurred.”

Ferguson said the value of the items found at the home ranted between $5,000 and $6,000.