2 charged in burglary at local business

By RON HARRIS, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 8/6/17

Jasper police have arrested and charged two men with burglary and theft at a business in downtown Jasper.

Police Chief J.C. Poe said Friday that Samuel James Burnette, 39, of Jasper, and Christopher Neil Madison, 36, of Jasper, were taken into …

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2 charged in burglary at local business

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Jasper police have arrested and charged two men with burglary and theft at a business in downtown Jasper.

Police Chief J.C. Poe said Friday that Samuel James Burnette, 39, of Jasper, and Christopher Neil Madison, 36, of Jasper, were taken into custody and charged in connection with a July 17 burglary at GCR Tires.

Poe said more than $3,000 worth of tires were stolen, and store owners reported numerous damage to the business.

All of the stolen property has been recovered and returned to the business, Poe said.

Burnette was charged with third-degree burglary, first-degree theft of property, unlawful breaking and entering a motor vehicle and second-degree criminal mischief. He is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.

Madison was charged with first-degree theft of property and second-degree criminal mischief. He was being held on a $10,000 bond.

Poe praised the work of Det. Will Wickwire, who served as lead detective on the case, and Det. Jeremy Lay.

“They both did a fantastic job in closing this case,” Poe said.

In other arrests by Jasper police:

•Jammy Lee Martin, 37, of Jasper, was arrested July 29 after leading police on a chase that included Martin striking two Jasper patrol vehicles with his vehicle. That led to more than $2,500 in damages to city vehicles, Poe said.

Martin is charged with first-degree criminal mischief and attempting to elude law enforcement and was jailed with a $16,000 bond. He also is charged with a failure to appear warrant with the city of Jasper.

Det. Cory Franks assisted patrol officer Eric Hendrix on the case.

•John Leslie Norris, 38, of Jasper, was arrested and charged with third-degree domestic violence, attempting to eldue, reckless driving and seven other traffic violations. He was jailed with bond set at $17,000,

Det. Jeremy Lay assisted Hendrix with the case.

•Wanda Burnett, 49, of Jasper, and Heather Mazell Lott, 36, of Parrish were arrested in separate instances by Jasper narcotics agents and each charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Burnett’s case involved possession of hydrocodone, while Lott was in possession of meth.

Both were jailed and held on $10,000 bond.

Poe said he was proud of the work of JPD officers and detectives in each case. “It was great police work,” he said.