Two Charged In Connection With Marshall County School Burglary

Northeast Alabama
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ASBURY, Ala. (WHNT) — Two men are facing charges stemming from an investigation into more than six thousand dollars worth of items stolen from Asbury School.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Deputies say Asbury School was broken into overnight on December fourth. Five laptops were reported stolen. Marshall County Lieutenant Heath Thomas says their investigation led them to two suspects.  “The following day the Sheriff’s Office made a full recovery. We arrested one for receiving stolen property and then we arrested the one who was actually responsible for the burglaries,” Lieutenant Thomas says.

Michael Lynn Brewton and William Andrew Helms are both facing charges in the case. Investigators say Helms was arrested the day after the burglary and is facing charges of receiving stolen property.

Brewton was arrested Wednesday night and is charged with the full responsibility of the burglary.

Sheriff’s Office investigators say small leads helped link them to the two men they say are responsible for the crime. “We run across a lot of important information from small leads that we get,” Lieutenant Thomas says.

He says talking with the Asbury community helped get those leads to charge the two men in this case.  Investigators believe both men were working together.

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