More charges for burglary suspects

Published 2:28 am Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A pair of Brewton men are facing more charges in connection with burglary activity that spanned two cities and two states.

Darryl J. Smith and Jalen Harrod are facing burglary and theft charges in East Brewton, just days after facing the same charges filed by the Brewton Police Department and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department.

East Brewton Police Chief Kenny Brazile said the work done by investigators with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department was key in breaking the cases in his city.

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“The sheriff’s investigators did an outstanding job,” Brazile said. “When they broke the cases they were working on, it took care of some of the cases we had here.”

Brazile said the evidence seized during the county’s investigation was inventoried and available for identification by area law enforcement agencies.

“We were able to go take a look at the evidence and see if it matched any of the items reported stolen here in East Brewton,” Brazile said. “I had been working on a case of a burglary since mid-July and thought I might find some of the stolen items. After comparing serial numbers on several items, I was able to determine that some of the seized items were taken from East Brewton.”

Brazile said the two have been charged with one count each of third-degree burglary and first-degree theft of property in connection with the East Brewton investigation.

Both Harrod and Smith remain behind bars at the Escambia County Detention Center in lieu of bond.

Harrod is being held on $75,000 bond with Smith held on a $100,000 bond.