Man indicted in burglary of ranger's home here

Friday, December 28, 2007

A Marshall County grand jury indicted an Alabama man last week on a series of charges including the burglary of a state park ranger's home, theft of his badge, guns, bullet-proof vests and truck.

Jerry Wayne Roland, 34, whose address is listed as in Florence, Jackson and Sheffield, Ala., on three records in his court file, was also indicted last week on 14 counts of reckless endangerment and carjacking.

Roland was apprehended by Highway Patrol Trooper Jon Judge, who saw him speeding with his headlights off, according to court records. Judge stopped Roland on Highway 99 at Mahaley Road, where he requested his driver's license. Instead, the suspect handed Judge a piece of paper and sped away, leading a chase that reached speeds of 90 mph. It ended when the vehicle Roland was driving flipped.

See the complete story in Friday's Tribune.