HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Four people face additional charges in a recent cell phone burglary investigation.
Last Wednesday, Huntsville Police arrested the men after a high-speed chase that ended just inside Redstone Arsenal Gate 10. The situation caused heavy backups for drivers trying to get on the Arsenal that morning.
Gate 10 was also closed for more than two hours due to the crash site, which was just inside the gate.
Police say it appears to be connected to two early morning burglaries at Verizon cell phone stores, one at 6275 University Drive and the other at 2762 Carl T. Jones Drive.
As police continued their investigation into these four men pictured above, more charges have been filed.
Madison County Jail officials confirm they now face two counts of Burglary 3rd degree and one count of Theft 1st degree, plus additional charges listed below:
-Michael Anthony White, 29, of Rochester, New York: Burglary in 1st degree, receiving stolen property 1st degree, theft of property 1st degree, arrest prior to requisition. He is in jail on a $300,000 bond, but is ordered to stay in jail on hold due to pending charges in another area.
-Dominic Antwyn Tilford, 27, of Louisville, Kentucky: Theft of property 1st degree. He is in jail on a $200,000 bond.
-Jaevin Charles Figueroa, 24, of Moreno Valley, California: Theft of property 1st degree. He is also in jail on a $200,000 bond.
-Gary Richard Anderson, 20, of Raleigh, North Carolina: Theft 1st degree. He is still in jail on a $200,000 bond.
WHNT News 19 is still gathering details about what brought on these additional charges, and what case connects them to the four suspects.
Huntsville Police say the men led them on a chase along several roads last week, including Memorial Parkway, traveling up Governors Drive, Jordan Lane and then through the gate at Redstone Arsenal.
The chase ended in a crash just inside Gate 10, Patton Road. Arsenal security were notified of the situation and put up barricades, which caused the fleeing truck to crash. Police say the four men jumped out of the truck and ran into a field on the Arsenal. A police K9 and police officers caught them.
Arsenal leaders commented on the quick resolution.
“Our protective systems worked well and we’re pleased to be able to work closely with the Huntsville Police Department,” said COL Bill Marks, Garrison Commander.
A Huntsville Police cruiser was also damaged in the course of the chase and crash. The officer was not hurt.
There have been four other ‘smash-n-grab’ styled burglaries to cellular phone stores in Huntsville in the last month.