Man charged in burglaries
FLORENCE — A local man caught on a home security system is in jail in connection with a series of recent residential burglaries.
Steven Ray Lamar, 20, 1105G Polynesian Village, Florence, is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts of second-degree theft of property and one count each of first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery.
Florence police detective Brad Holmes said Lamar was arrested Wednesday.
Holmes said Lamar is charged in connection with three residential and two car burglaries that took place early Monday morning in the 1700 block of Beckman Drive.
Reports indicate the burglar broke into the residences while the owners were still asleep. Holmes said in one case, the homeowner awakened to find the burglar in the house.
“The burglar ran out of the residence and dropped all of the items he had with him,” Holmes said.
In the other burglaries, jewelry and electronics were taken.
Police said Lamar was identified by a description given by one of the victims as well as images on a security video from one of the residences.
He was in the Lauderdale County Detention Center on Wednesday without bail.
Planned move ends in arrest
SHEFFIELD — Police said a man who claimed to be growing marijuana to make money to move to a state where marijuana is legal is in jail.
Curtis Burns, director of the Colbert County Drug Task Force, said Sean Glover, 31, 509A St. Louis Ave., Sheffield, is charged with first-degree possession of marijuana.
Burns said Glover was arrested after members of the drug task force along with Sheffield police executed a search warrant at his residence and found marijuana plants.
Burns said agents received information that Glover had an indoor growing
“We found 10 marijuana plants growing in an indoor growing room,” Burns said. “Basically, it was a closet he had built inside the house. It had a heat lamp and insulated foam board.”
The plants have a street value of $20,000, police said.
“Glover told the agents that he was growing the plants to sell so he could make enough money to move to a state where marijuana was legal,” Burns said.
“That’s a first.”
Glover is being held in Colbert County Jail.
2 injured morning in accident
CENTER STAR — Two people were injured in an accident Wednesday
Kaitlynn Hall, 21, of Ardmore, and Carson Gafford, 19, of Athens, were injured in the one-car accident on U.S. 72 near Lauderdale 33, state troopers said.
Hall was flown to Huntsville Hospital, where she was listed in fair condition, according to hospital spokesman Nicole Murray.
Gafford was taken to Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence where she was treated and discharged Wednesday morning, troopers said.
Reports indicate Hall was driving a 2003 Ford Mustang that ran off U.S. 72 and into a ditch.
Breaking and entering
A 2008 white Ford Explorer parked in the 200 block of Robin Hood Drive was broken into but nothing was reported taken.
Prescription pills, reading glasses, music CDs and $500 were taken from a 2002 green Oldsmoblie Aurora parked in the 200 block of North Court Street.
Lauderdale County sheriff
Two rifles and rifle parts were taken from a residence in the 3400 block of Stevenson Pass, Florence.
A television and a computer game system were taken from a residence on Lauderdale 47, Florence.
A bicycle was taken from a residence in the 100 block of Ruby Richardson Drive, Killen.