By Joshua Huff, sports editor
CHILTON COUNTY — The Moody Police Department has aided in the arrest of three individuals wanted on multiple felonies throughout central Alabama following a surge in vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts in Chilton County.
Thanks to the collaboration of information and resources from a multitude of agencies, three men, Courey Jevon Jones, 24, JaJuan Marquis Tanniehill, 19, and Corey Dwayne Bullock Jr., 22, all of Birmingham, were arrested on several felony offenses in Chilton County. The three men have been charged with seven counts of unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, three counts of theft of property in the second degree, two counts of theft of property in the first degree, one count of theft of property in the fourth degree. Their bonds total $225,000 each. Additional charges from other jurisdictions are expected.
The three men have a criminal past and were currently out on bail from Jefferson County. The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to have their bonds revoked.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Birmingham Police Department also arrested Jahmal Rashard Thomas and Devante Hall, both of Birmingham, and charged them with receiving property in the first degree. The two were found to be in possession of vehicles stolen from Chilton County along with firearms and other pieces of stolen property.
“A lot of things went into making these cases,” Assistant Chief Deputy Shane Mayfield said. “Great cooperation between all the agencies involved, a ton of work from all the investigators, and a lot of cooperation from the community. Some have actively helped in these investigations but overall the community as a whole has been understanding and supportive of all of our efforts.”
The investigation began in April following a rash of vehicle thefts and vehicle burglarizes in Chilton County. The investigation was aided by the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Clanton Police Department, the Jemison Police Department, the Maplesville Police Department, Moody Police Department, Northport Police Department, St Clair County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Birmingham Police Department, Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, Ft Payne Police Department and the ATF.
“I would like to thank everyone for their assistance, their cooperation and their hard work,” Mayfield said. “I would also like to send a message to those who would come into our county and steal what our people work for. Just because you’re not from here doesn’t mean we can’t find you. There’s three guys sitting in the County Jail on $225,000 bonds that probably wish they had stayed at home.”