FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Several vehicles were stolen and then recovered over the weekend in the Ider area.
On Saturday night, a truck with a motorcycle on a trailer was stolen from the victim’s yard on County Road 141. Later on Sunday, the truck and trailer was spotted by a citizen at Beulah Church on County Road 159 nearby and recovered by law enforcement.
Also on Sunday, a spreader truck was reported stolen from some chicken houses on County Road 739 near Ider. The truck was stolen sometime on Saturday night. Later in the day, a citizen spotted the truck abandoned at the Deer Head Cove Cemetery on County Road 792.
On the same day at approximately 2 pm, an Ider Police Officer spotted a suspect in the thefts in a vehicle. After the officer tried to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle led the officer on a pursuit. The suspect’s vehicle wrecked on Crabapple Lane in Ider, and the suspect took off on foot.
While deputies and officers were searching for the suspect, the stolen motorcycle from the previous night was located in a wooded area near where the suspect ran. Law Enforcement was unable to locate the suspect.
On Monday, another vehicle reported stolen out of Jackson County and tied to the same suspect was located abandoned at the Ider Foodmart.
The suspect, Daniel Spurgin Jr. (21 of Ider) is wanted on multiple felony warrants in connection to the vehicle thefts. If you know of his whereabouts, please contact our office at (256)845-3801. Your identity will be kept confidential.
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the arrest: “If you know of Mr. Spurgin’s whereabouts, please contact us at (256)845-3801. We need to get him into custody before any more thefts occur.”
“I want to say thank you to the citizens that provided the information that led to the recovery of the stolen vehicles. Although the suspect is still on the loose, I’m thankful that we were at least able to return the property to the owners.”
“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.