Deputies: Men didn't play nice in 'ice heist,' pay the price

Deputies: Men didn't play nice in 'ice heist,' pay the price
Chucky Willard (Source: Limestone Co. Sheriff's Office); Raymond Theriault (Source: Metro Jail)
Chucky Willard (Source: Limestone Co. Sheriff's Office); Raymond Theriault (Source: Metro Jail)

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - As far as burglaries go, Limestone County deputies said this one was pretty cold.

Ice vending machine owner Walker Cagle said his facilities in Limestone, Madison and Morgan Counties had been tampered with over the past six weeks.

One of the vendors obtained security camera footage of a man taking a power saw to the facility across from Gander Mountain Tractor Supply in Madison County in an attempt to break in. The vendor then distributed still photos from that footage, offering a reward to anyone who could provide information leading to an arrest.

The owner told us that while that attempt was unsuccessful, the thief did make off with cash from his two other units.

"This is definitely the big season for ice sales," Cagle said. "The biggest disappointment with what's going on lately is that this guy is going around and doing thousands of dollars' worth of damage in order to get inside to try to steal $100 worth of quarters."

A tipster contacted the Limestone County Sheriff's Office which led deputies to an address on Harvest Road where the truck involved in the burglaries was located.

Deputies arrested Chucky Willard of Toney. He is charged with three counts of third-degree burglary.

Investigators also obtained warrants on Raymond Xavier Theriault, who was implicated during the investigation.

Theriault was arrested on burglary charges in Madison County and placed in the Metro Jail.

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