Walker County Sheriff’s Office

2 charged in home invasion burglary

From Staff Reports
Posted 9/11/19

Two Cordova men believed responsible for a home invasion burglary two weeks ago have been arrested and charged with the crime.

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Walker County Sheriff’s Office

2 charged in home invasion burglary

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Two Cordova men believed responsible for a home invasion burglary two weeks ago have been arrested and charged with the crime.

Kaleb Skyler Carroll, 19, of Cordova, has been charged with second-degree burglary of an occupied dwelling and fourth-degree theft of property.

Rodney Lerico Farris, 33, of Cordova, has been charged with second-degree conspiracy to commit burglary of an occupied dwelling.

According to reports from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, two weeks ago a male entered a home in the Boldo community and took items after the female living there confronted him.

The male fled the home, and a getaway driver was waiting that allowed both to flee the scene before law enforcement officers arrived.

Investigators and patrol deputies began reviewing nearby surveillance video and searching various areas of the county for the two men.

Their combined efforts revealed the identity of the two suspects, and felony warrants were obtained and they were subsequently arrested.

Carroll also had outstanding warrants for his arrest for third-degree failure to appear on burglary, two counts of third-degree theft of property, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, third-degree assault, criminal conspiracy and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Farris was already out of jail on bond for third-degree receiving stolen property, and also was out on bond in a case made by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

“It is especially concerning when you have a home invasion because as a far as a homeowner is concerned, the perpetrator is likely there to commit a robbery, assault, rape, murder or kidnapping which can lead to violent incidents,” Sheriff Nick Smith said. “We are happy to be able to make this case and get these people behind bars.”