Four accused in theft of construction forms, braces

Friday, February 24, 2012

By Karen Hall

Staff Writer

Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the theft of over $27,000-worth of metal construction forms and brackets last month.

The stolen items came from a Brown Builders' storage site at the abandoned gas station on the corner of State Route 373 and Reese Road, just west of I-65. They included 60 eight-foot forms, 60 six-foot forms, 100 four-foot forms, 60 three-foot forms and 30 walkway brackets.

The Tribune reported on Jan. 25 that Marshall County Sheriff's Detective Tony Nichols investigated the theft and found the items had been sold to a local scrap metal dealer. The forms and brackets could not be recovered since they had already been "scrapped out," Nichols said.

At that time, Sheriff Norman Dalton said Nichols had "four or five" suspects in mind.

On Feb. 2, Danielle R. Brown, 23, of Culleoka, was arrested by Nichols.

On Feb. 3, he arrested Harold David Martin, 23, of Columbia, and James Anthony Robinson Jr., 18, of Collins Hollow Road.

The fourth suspect was arrested on Feb. 13 by Deputy Travis Childers. He is Jessie D. Marshall, 18, of Petersburg.

Each was charged with theft over $10,000, and had bond set at $7,500. Marshall was the only one who remained in the county jail this week.