FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) -- A Dekalb County family grieving the loss of a loved one returned home to find they were robbed.
Investigators said the homeowners were at a funeral home for a visitation when the burglary occurred.
Dekalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said 40-year-old Shane Lee Henagar broke into a home in the Blake community, near Rainsville.
Investigators got a tip the suspect in the burglary was at a house in Fort Payne.
Fort Payne police officers responded and found Henagar with 29-year-old Kelli Renee Thein.
Harris said officers smelled and observed marijuana, and served a search warrant.
They found jewelry, valuable coins, and medications stolen from the Blake home.
In a written statement to WHNT News 19, Sheriff Harris said:
"The trauma of this burglary was compounded by the death of their loved one and her
items being taken in this theft. I hope they can get some closure and have their time to
grieve now as a family. We appreciate the people who provided information on this
crime and the quick work of the Fort Payne officers in securing the scene and making
the initial arrests."
Henagar is charged with burglary and Thein with receiving stolen property.
They also face drug charges for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, and marijuana.