By Gary Lloyd
A Trussville man is Jefferson County Jail after allegedly breaking into a Grayson Valley residence Monday.
Jesse Alan Carroll, 24, is charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree theft of property and third-degree escape. His bond is set at $42,000.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Randy Christian said that just before 4 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to a burglary in progress in the 2500 block of Hampstead Drive in Grayson Valley.
A neighbor reported that he had seen a man breaking into a home and a little girl running away from it, Christian said. A description of the suspect was broadcast to responding units.
It was also learned that the suspect had been seen carrying items from the home to another residence nearby. The 11-year-old girl went to a neighbor’s home where she was cared for until the suspect was captured. Deputies found the suspect at the second residence and took him into custody.
He was identified as the man who had broken into the girl’s home. Deputies recovered two laptop computers and a flat screen television that had allegedly been stolen in the burglary.
The suspect was taken to the Center Point substation to be interviewed by detectives. While he was there he attempted to escape by picking the lock on the handcuffs with a paper clip.
“He was not successful,” Christian said.