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Elkmont man charged with theft and criminal mischief

Cleabron King Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Office

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – After fleeing and fighting with investigators, an Elkmont man is charged with four counts of theft and four counts of criminal mischief.

Authorities arrested Cleabron King on Thursday with Assault on a Police Officer, Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth), Attempting to Elude, Resisting Arrest and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. King also had a previous arrest warrant for Failure to Register a Vehicle.

Investigators identified King as a suspect in the theft of around $19,000 worth of air conditioning units after recognizing his vehicle on security video. King is accused of stealing from businesses around Elkmont between Dec. 25 and Jan. 2 to sell for scrap metal.

When investigators went to serve a warrant, King fled on foot and investigators caught him in the street. King fought with the investigators, striking them and attempting to get away while refusing commands until a deputy assisted with the arrest.

Investigators found a small bag containing methamphetamine and a straw with meth residue on King. During the exchange, an investigator suffered several minor injuries and was treated at Athens-Limestone Hospital.

His total bond is $40,500.

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