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February 25, 2014

Suspect charged with burglaries near Corner and Warrior

A Pell City man has been charged with five burglaries, four of which took place in northern Jefferson County.

Chief Deputy Randy Christian of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said detectives had been investigating the burglaries near Corner and Warrior, as well as near the community of Johns northwest of Bessemer. They caught a break when they discovered that a man was trying to sell or pawn property stolen in the burglaries in a pawn shop in Forestdale.

The suspect fled before deputies arrived at the pawnbroker, but the pawned items were linked to the burglaries, and investigators were able to identify the suspect and his vehicle.

After getting a warrant for the the Johns burglary, investigators worked to track the suspect down. Last week, they obtained information leading them to the suspect’s mother’s apartment in Pell City, where they were joined by St. Clair County Sheriff’s deputies in apprehending the suspect.

Erron Guyton, 24, of Pell City was questioned and admitted to the Johns burglary, as well as those on Nail Road, Humber Road, Cedar Crest Road and White Road in the Corner and Warrior areas.

Guyton is charged with five counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree theft of property, and three counts of second-degree theft of property. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of $156,000 bond.

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