From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A Section man is facing theft and burglary charges related to a break-in that occurred on McGee Street in Powell about two weeks ago.
On Saturday, September 12, 2020, the Powell Police Department contacted DeKalb County Investigators to report that a large number of items had been stolen from the former Pendergrass Farms Company. Multiple items such as four wheelers, sound equipment, stereos, tools, two utility trailers, an engine, and several other miscellaneous items had been stolen from the building.
In total, tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of items had been stolen from the building. Investigators had several leads including a witness and evidence left on scene. The evidence led investigators to a residence on Cemetery Drive in Section.
While at the residence, DCSO investigators, the Section Police Department, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office located multiple items that the victim identified as stolen in the burglary. Methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were also located at the residence.
Three subjects were arrested on scene. Tristan Dane Corbitt (34 of Section), Matthew Kaleb Christian (20 of Fyffe), and Jordan Levi Cisco (24 of Section) were all charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. They were all taken into custody and transported to the Jackson County Detention Center on the drug related charges.
After further investigation, it was determined that Corbitt was responsible for the burglary. After his release from Jackson County, he will be facing charges for Theft of Property 1st Degree and Burglary, 3rd Degree.
Several items are still missing, including two Yamaha four wheelers, two Bose Speakers, and a black, mesh bottom utility trailer. These were likely already sold or traded by the suspect. If you have any information on the whereabouts of these items, please contact our office at (256)845-3801.
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: “This was a great job by our investigators in getting these items back for the victim and finding the suspect we believe is responsible for these thefts. We would like to return the rest of the items to the owner, so if you know of their location, please let us know.”
“I’d also like to thank the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Section Police Department for their close cooperation and assistance in this case.”
“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.