On January 2"d, 2014 after what has been identified as a month long crime spree in the Phelps Community, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an unnamed suspect at this time pending further investigation. The suspect and or suspects involved in this crime spree are responsible for burglarizing the Phelps United Methodist Church on December 2013. The suspects in these investigations are also responsible for two additional Burglaries of Buildings, two Burglaries of Habitations and at least one Theft. It has been determined that the suspects in these cases would either sell the stolen property or would trade it for drugs.
During the course of this investigation it has been determined that the suspect arrested in these cases did not act alone and additional suspects are currently being sought at this time. If you have any information that could lead to the arrest of additional suspects or assist with this investigation, please contact the Criminal Investigative Division of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office at (936)435-2400.