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10/05/2020

INVESTIGATOR ALLEN COLE AND DEPUTY MARTINES MAKE ARREST

 

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INVESTIGATOR ALLEN COLE AND DEPUTY JOSE MARTINEZ MAKE ARREST ON THEFT OF PROPERTY

 

On Thursday September 10,2020 a call came into dispatch about a theft of property.  The property was taken from an address in Slocomb Alabama.  The property owner did not have cameras set up at the time of the theft. Later that day the owner put up cameras.  The thieves hit the property again and a white male was seen on the camera taking the property.

Investigator Cole found the property stashed by an abandoned house down the road from where is was stolen.

Investigator Cole and Deputy Martinez found a spot they could surveil the property and waited to see if the thieves showed up to retrieve the property. They waited all day and into the night.  Around midnight a blue chevy truck was seen going south on county road 9 and stopped in the road.  Investigator Cole and Martinez observed five subjects getting out of the back of the truck approaching the stolen property. The truck went on down the road, turning around and coming back real slow to the abandoned house.  The subjects started to load the property into the back of the truck; when Investigator Cole and Deputy Martinez came out of the wood and instructed them to stop and get on the ground.  Two of the male subjects ran into the woods. They were able to find one of the subjects lying face down in the woods.

Deputies stopped the truck and a female was driving the truck.  She advised that she did not drop anyone off and she did not know what they were talking about.  One of the male subjects advised that it was his truck and his driver's license was over the sun visor.  When Investigator checked, the license fell into the female's lap.  The female started crying and advised that she just needed money.  The truck was owned by Nelson Gregory Champion and he advised that some of the property was at his house. Slocomb Police Department arrived and assisted Investigator Cole and Deputy Martinez. 

The suspects names are:  Nelson Gregory Champion, Travis Headland, Alannah Maria Torres, Marianne Leigh Coach.

This case is still under investigation, other persons and charges are expected.