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Car Theives Apprehended By Cullman County Sheriff’s Office

Two Arrested in Connection to Thefts; Stolen Car Recovered and other Property Returned to Owners

Friday, January 31st, 2020, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Investigators, arrested James Raymond Brown, 37 years old of Grandview, and Clyde Michael Brown, 37 years old of Grandview, for three counts of Theft of Property 1st, respectively.

Recently the Cullman Electric CO-OP had a large generator and large amount of copper, approximately 152 pounds, stolen from the Ryan’s Creek substation. CCSO investigators were following up on leads during the week and received a tip that MR. James Brown and Mr. Clyde Brown were in possession of the stolen items. CCSO investigators went to their residence in the Grandview area and saw the generator in plain sight and also located a stolen vehicle.

Once CCSO investigators located the vehicle they continued their investigation which led them to a local recycling business. CCSO investigators were able to identify the suspects and confirm they had taken the 152 pounds of copper to the recycling business shortly after the Ryan’s Creek substation had their copper stolen. CCSO investigators were also able to confirm, the stolen car in the suspects possession, came from I-65 after it had broken down and was left on the side of I-65.

“Anytime we are able to arrest thieves and recover property we feel that’s a win for the community”, said Sheriff Matt Gentry. “I would also like to thank the investigators who constantly work hard to make our community safer by arresting these suspects,” added Gentry.

Other charges maybe pending as the investigation continues.

Clyde Michael Brown is currently in the Cullman County Detention Center with no bond. James Raymond Brown has made bond.