Brothers charged in home burglary
TUSCUMBIA — Two brothers are charged in connection with the December burglary of a Colbert County residence, officials said.
James Andrews, 28, 2014 Cole Ave., Florence, and his brother, Brandon Andrews, 31, 255 Key Springs Road, Hamilton, are charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree theft of property, Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May said Friday.
May said the brothers are charged in connection with the Dec. 30 burglary of a residence on Jones Road in the Barton community.
Reports indicate a set of Wilson golf clubs, a box of comic books, a laptop, an assortment of tools and several pieces of furniture were taken in the burglary.
Authorities said James Andrews, after becoming a suspect, was interviewed Monday and indicated his brother, Brandon, had given him a set of golf clubs.
May said investigators went to Brandon Andrews’ house and discovered an assortment of tools and a box of comic books.
Both men are being held in the Colbert County Jail, with bail set at $6,000.
Police: Offender failed to register
RUSSELLVILLE — A man convicted of sexual abuse of a teen in Lauderdale County in 2007 is back in jail after police said he failed to register as a sex offender.
Osebio James Cabrera, 27, 135 Icy Road, Russellville, is charged with failure to register as a sex offender, Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett said Friday.
Police said Cabrera was arrested Thursday night at the residence.
“He was supposed to have moved to Autauga County and was living there, but then he shows up here and doesn’t register,” Russellville police investigator Lt. Scotty Lowery said.
Lowery said Cabrera registered in Lauderdale County before moving to Autauga County.
“According to the Autauga Sheriff’s Office, he was in noncompliance (with the convicted sex offender requirements) since March 2011,” Lowery said.
Lowery said it’s not clear how long Cabrera has been living in Russellville.
Alabama Department of Public Safety Community Information Center data shows Cabrera was arrested April 11, 2006, and convicted for first-degree sexual abuse June 1, 2007.
The victim was a 16-year-old girl. Cabrera is being held in the Russellville City Jail without bail.
Lauderdale County sheriff
David Andrew Smith, 19, 215 First Creek Road, Rogersville; second-degree assault.
Heather Joy Brooks, 34, 2610 Huntsville Road, Florence; second-degree unlawful manufacturing a controlled substance.
Jerry Benjamin Crowden, 19, 150 Lauderdale 270, Florence; breaking and entering a motor vehicle and third-degree theft of property.
Michael Ralph Prestage, 18, 901 Cypress Mill Road, Florence; breaking and entering a motor vehicle and third-degree theft of property.