By Gary Lloyd
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 16-year-old Birmingham boy has been arrested after leaving a getaway car at the scene of a burglary near Clay last week.
On Dec. 10, two people broke into a home in the 5200 block of Dug Hollow Road. They encountered a 16-year-old female home alone and ran from the residence. Their car was parked in the driveway, but they had lost the keys and fled on foot.
A wallet containing identification was found in the car. Detectives were able to identify the owner of the car as one of the suspects who had broken into the home. Late Thursday afternoon arrest warrants were obtained charging 19-year-old Derrick Dewayne Pennington of Birmingham with first-degree burglary and second-degree robbery.
Just after 9 p.m. Thursday detectives located him at a home in the 100 block of Lawson Drive. He was arrested without incident. Pennington was questioned by detectives and admitted to taking part in the burglary. He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail, where he remains with bonds totaling $70,000.
Detectives learned the second suspect was a 16-year-old Birmingham boy. On Friday afternoon he was located at his home and arrested. During questioning he admitted to taking part in the burglary.
He was charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree robbery. The teen was placed in the custody of the Jefferson County Youth Detention Facility. His name is withheld due to his age.
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