TUSCUMBIA — A Tuscumbia man is in jail charged in connection with the burglaries of two businesses in December, officials said.
Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May said Marcus Maurice Jackson, 25, 1699 Neil Morris Road, Tuscumbia, is charged with two counts of third-degree burglary and two counts of first-degree theft of property.
Kedrick Dewayne Mason, 30, 3001 E. 19th St., Apt. 103, Sheffield, was arrested on the same charges earlier this month for his reported involvement in the crimes, the sheriff said.
He said the men are accused of breaking into two convenience stores — Yogi’s at 17750 U.S. 72, Tuscumbia, and Yogi’s on U.S. 43 in Littleville on Dec. 19 and Dec. 21. The store safes were taken in both cases, authorities said.
May said Tuscumbia police found the safe Dec. 22 on Neil Morris Road, off U.S. 72. The safe was traced to Yogi’s in Littleville. He added checks and receipts were found that came from that business.
May said investigators received information that equipment used to remove the safes and the other safe were found at a Sheffield residence.
Reports indicate investigators went to the residence and found Jackson asleep in the bedroom. He was taken into custody on arrest warrants from Sheffield and Florence.
May said investigators found items inside the apartment and a car parked outside that they believe are connected to the cases, including clothes matching those worn by the burglars and seen on the store’s security video.
At a Neil Morris Road residence, May said evidence was found indicating someone had opened a safe. Outside the residence, a safe and a bag containing receipts and checks from Yogi’s on U.S. 72 were found.
Jackson is still in the Colbert County Jail on bail of $60,000. Mason is out of jail on bail of $60,000.
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