October 1, 2019
Press Release from Rainsville Police Department
On September 29, 2019 the Rainsville Police Department received a call of a burglar alarm at 5 Star Foods, located at 982 Main St. East in Rainsville. Officers from the Rainsville Police Department and Officer Levi Bates of the Fyffe Police Department responded to the call. Officer Bates was in the area assisting RPD units on a traffic stop and assisted the department with this call.
Upon arriving, officers found the fence around the business had been cut and a rock had been thrown through the window. The burglar did not enter the building, as the business’s alarm system and security camera system scared off the burglar. Sgt. Stephen Malone was working the scene when a vehicle stop just east of the scene and pick up an unknown male and proceed east on Main St. Sgt. Malone and Officer Fowler then conducted a traffic stop on this vehicle. Inside of the car was Fredrick Davis of Montgomery and Darnell Little also of Montgomery.
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s office K9 unit was called in to assist and the dog showed an alert on the car. Officers then conducted a search of the vehilce and found tools that were consistent with burglar tools. The passenger was matched up to the video from the business and a ski mask was recovered from Davis. Both men were taken into custody and transported to the Rainsville City Jail. Capt. Tim Devlin came out and processed the scene and recovered several items of evidence of the crime.
Chief Kevin Smith and Capt. Tim Devlin interviewed and continued the investigation and have possibly linked the two to other burglaries in Georgia. Both men are charged with Burglary 3rd, possession of burglar’s tools, and Criminal mischief 1st. “As the Chief of Rainsville Police department, I am so please with the relationships that we have with Fyffe Police Department, and DeKalb County Sheriff’s office to work together to catch these men. I want to thank those agencies for their assistance and that they are always willing to assist Rainsville Police Department. I further would like to praise Sgt. Stephen Malone and Patrolman Sean Fowler for their quick response and just good ole fashioned police work to catch these men. All of these officers are a testament to law enforcement throughout this great nation. Have a blessed day .”