Man accused of taking aunt’s car
ATHENS — A Sheffield man is in Limestone County Jail accused of stealing his aunt’s car and wrecking it Wednesday, Limestone County Capt. Stanley McNatt said.
Darrin Neal Wiggington, 24, 2819 East 11 1/2 Ave., is charged with first-degree receiving stolen property and driving under the influence.
McNatt said Wiggington us accused of taking his aunt’s 1994 Toyota Avalon from her home in the 19000 block of Cox Road.
He said Wiggington wrecked the car on U.S. 72 at Gordon Road in Athens.
Wiggington’s bail was set at $6,000.
Police: Suspect had stolen TV
SHEFFIELD — Police responding to a report of a burglary at a local residence arrested a suspect who was standing in the road holding a television, officials said.
Reports indicate James Michael Hodge, 41, who listed 1301 Appleby Boulevard, Apt. C-8, Florence, as his residence but has been living in Sheffield, is charged with third-degree burglary, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said Hodge was arrested Wednesday afternoon when Sheffield police Capt. Fred Grabryan met Hodge holding a television taken from a residence in the 2900 block of 14th Avenue.
“We got a call about a burglary and Capt. Grabryan was responding and when he drives up, Hodge is standing in the roadway holding a television set,” Sheffield police detective Bobby McCalpin said.
“Hodge threw the television and took off running.”
McCalpin said after a short foot chase, Hodge was taken into custody by officer Trent Anthony who was assisting Grabryan.
Hodge was in Sheffield City Jail on Thursday without bail.
Reports indicate he was out on bond at the time of his arrest for a December 2012 burglary charge.
Police: Man had parts in pocket
FLORENCE — A man is in jail after police reported finding pieces of a heating and air conditioning unit in his pockets, officials said.
Kenneth Whitson, 47, of Florence, is charged with possession of burglary tools and second-degree theft of property, police said.
Reports indicate Whitson is accused of taking pieces from a central heating and air conditioning unit at Saints Funeral Home on Pruitt Street.
“He was seen walking from the business after the report had been issued, and he was stopped and questioned,” Florence police detective Shannon Harris said.
Harris said Sgt. Randy Lee stopped Whitson and while he was talking with him, found burglary tools and pieces taken from the air conditioning unit on him.
“Apparently, he had been doing this for a couple days, taking pieces and parts at different times,” Harris said.
Whitson is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center.
Franklin County sheriff
Scotty Lee Keeton, 28, Old Vina Road, Vina; second-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and five-counts of attempted second-degree manufacturing a controlled substance.
Jody Raper, 39, Eighth Street, Red Bay; second-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and five-counts of attempted second-degree manufacturing a controlled substance.
Dennis Clay Williams, 26, 3620 Helton Drive Lot 33, Florence; resisting arrest, breaking and entering a motor vehicle and second-degree theft of property.