Police: Man sold stolen jewelry
RUSSELLVILLE — A Russellville man is in jail on allegations he sold stolen jewelry to a Muscle Shoals pawn shop, authorities said.
James Chris Spencer, 45, 704 Green Ave., Russellville, is charged with first-degree receiving stolen property, Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett said Wednesday.
Police said Spencer was arrested Wednesday and is being held in Russellville City Jail without bail.
Spencer is accused of selling more than $3,000 worth of jewelry at a Muscle Shoals pawn shop, police detective Lt. Scotty Lowery said.
Lowery said the jewelry was reportedly stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Washington Avenue in early September. Reports indicate about $6,500 worth of jewelry was taken in the burglary.
“The owner of the jewelry located some of the pieces at the Muscle Shoals pawn shop,” Lowery said. “After talking with the business personnel and reviewing receipts, it was determined that Spencer was the one who sold the jewelry.
“He has refused to talk with us, so we can’t yet put him in the house and taking the jewelry, but he did have it in his possession when he sold it. We can charge him for that.”
Lowery said about $3,500 worth of jewelry still is missing.
Anyone knowing anything about the case is asked to contact police at 256-332-2230 or Shoals Crime Stoppers at 256-386-8685.
Newborn’s mom charged, jailed
FLORENCE — A local woman is out of jail after she was charged with giving birth to a baby who was addicted to marijuana, officials said.
Kimberly Dawn Lindsey, 33, 401 W. Mobile Ave., Apt. B, Florence, is charged with chemical endangerment of exposing a child to drugs, police said.
Reports indicate Lindsey’s son tested positive for marijuana at the time of his birth.
Florence police detective Keith Johnson said he was contacted by the Lauderdale County Department of Human Resources about the child, who was born Sunday.
“(DHR) had been contacted from the hospital and once we got the information we began the investigation,” Johnson said.
He said Lindsey was arrested Tuesday afternoon. He said the baby is being treated for marijuana addiction.
Authorities said the baby is under the custody of the Lauderdale County DHR.
Lindsey is out of jail on bail of $5,000.
Colbert County sheriff
- Tracy Devaughn Pride, 21, Killen; first-degree burglary and second-degree escape.
- Carleton Damon McCroskey, 29, 4002 Hayes St., Florence; unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
- More than $100 was taken from a business in the 300 block of Cox Creek Parkway.
- Cash totaling $330 was taken from a residence in the 100 block of Oakview Street.
- A 16-foot utility trailer was taken from a residence in the 100 block of Butler Street.
- Two pairs of high heels, a jacket and two computer games were taken from a residence in the 500 block of Blair Street.
- Four Hello Kitty children’s outfits were taken from a business on Seville Street.
Prescription medication was taken from a residence in the 400 block of Enterprise Street.
- A toolbox and assorted tools were taken from a residence in the 300 block of Minnihaha Street.
- A jar of change, $300, gold and sterling rings and necklaces, two sets of earrings and a large duffle bag were taken from a residence on Cloverdale Road.
- A 2002 Honda Accord was damaged while parked in the 100 block of East Hawthorne Street.
- A window at a residence in the 400 block of West Tombigbee Street was
- A light pole in the 100 block of East Mobile Street was damaged.
- Two lamps, a night stand, a television, shower rod, TV remote control and two walls were damaged in a room at motel in the 1200 block of Florence Boulevard.
- A .25-caliber pistol and various jewelry including bracelet, diamond earrings and a necklace were taken from a residence on North Wood Avenue.
- A bank card and prescription drugs were taken from a residence in the 300 block of Chisholm Road.
- Earrings, bangles, a bracelet and prescription pills were taken from a residence in the 300 block of Cypress Mill Road.
- Propane tanks were taken from a storage area in the 3000 block of Chisholm Road.
- Walkie-talkies, two volleyballs and a charger were taken from a residence in the 600 block of North Cherry Street.
- A PlayStation3 game system and a computer were taken from a residence on Sherrod Avenue.
- Copper tubing, a shower head attachment, DVD player and bathroom faucets were taken from a residence in the 200 block of Industry Street.
- A gold beaded bracelet, lock box, 50 necklaces and 10 bracelets were taken from a residence in the 500 block of Cypress Mill Road.
Lauderdale County sheriff
- Five storage buildings were taken from a business on Alabama 20, Florence.
- A 2002 white Dodge Stratus was taken from a residence in the 3400 block of Lauderdale 7, Florence.
- Collectible coins and a variety of jewelry including a diamond cluster ring, high school class ring, man’s gold wedding band and silver ring were taken from a residence on Lauderdale 136, Lexington.
- Makeup, fake nails and an AC charger were taken from a business in the 500 block of North Columbia Avenue.
- An iPhone3S was taken from a residence in the 1900 block of Lakewood Drive.
- A cordless drill battery, five tools and a razor blade knife were taken from a residence in the 700 block of South Columbia Avenue.
- Four pieces of copper tubbing were taken from a residence in the 400 block of St. Louis Avenue.
- A leather wallet, Social Security card, library card and identification card were taken from a residence in the 400 block of South Columbia Avenue.
- A pack of T-shirts and two packs of boxer underwear were taken from a business in the 500 block of North Columbia Avenue.
- The back door to a residence in the 300 block of Southeast 18th Street was broken open but nothing was reported taken.
- A .38-caliber pistol was taken from a residence in the 500 block of River Bluff Drive.