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Burglary cases solved with the arrests of several suspects

Joshua Lynn Smith Joshua Lynn Smith
Derek Johnson Derek Johnson

Dekalb County Sheriff's Department has arrested the remaining two suspects wanted in connection with several burglaries.

The most recent break-in happened last night on County Road 536 in the Geraldine area. 

The suspects kicked open the door and entered a farm office. 

When they realized someone was inside of the farm house, the suspects took off in a blue Oldsmobile. 

After a short police chase, the suspects left their car and ran into the woods. 

Two juvenile suspects were captured near the abandoned vehicle. 

Additionally--- Daniel Martin Burns, 22, of Grove Oak, surrendered to Sheriff's deputies last night; but, it was until today that Joshua Lynn Smith, 20,  and Derek Lee Johnson, 18, were arrested on Highway 75 just south of Geraldine.

During the course of the search, several stolen items were recovered.  These items included an air compressor, a tool box with tools, a battery charger, and various other work-related items. 

These items are currently in the custody of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, along with the suspect vehicle. 

The Sheriff's Department thinks that suspects have participated in several thefts and break-ins in the Grove Oak community. 

If anyone who has determined that they are missing work tools or related property should contact the Sheriff's Office to make a theft report. 

Units were present from Geraldine Police Department, the Drug Task Force, Crossville Police Department, and Fyffe Police Department.  Additionally, the Alabama State Troopers Air Unit, Boaz Police Department Canine Unit, and the Fyffe Fire Department's thermal imaging camera were all utilized in an attempt to find suspects.

 

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