Suspect learns that crime doesn't really pay for stolen air conditioning unit

Despite the cooler temperatures, air conditioners remain a hot commodity as far as criminals are concerned.

Morgan County Sheriff Greg Bartlett reports that 27-year-old Brandon Michael Jones of the Somerville area was arrested Monday afternoon for theft of property and then transported to the Morgan County Jail.

During the morning hours of Monday morning, Jones allegedly stole the central air conditioning unit from a residence on Eva Road and stripped of its contents to sell to a scrap yard.

He received $50.00 for the scrap metal and had $12.00 left on him when he was arrested.

His bond is $1,500.00.