The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said Tuesday it had arrested a Jasper man in connection to a Cullman County theft that he had been identified in earlier in the day.
At the time of Monday's arrest of Bryon Kyle Hudson, 46, deputies also located meth and heroin in the suspects possession, the CCSO said in a release.
Earlier on Monday, CCSO had posted the suspect’s picture to CCSO social media accounts as a suspect in a theft in a local business of numerous items. The suspect had been identified as Hudson by CCSO investigators shorty after the post went active after numerous tips were received.
Later that day, the local business contacted a CCSO investigator saying they believed that Hudson had returned and was currently in their store.
"With a little divine intervention or just good luck the investigator was less than one minute away from the business and arrived before the suspect, Mr. Hudson, was able to leave," the release said.
Hudson was immediately arrested by CCSO investigators and deputies as they arrived. After speaking with deputies and investigators, Hudson admitted to also having meth and heroin in his possession and was also arrested by CCSO deputies for this as well.
“This suspect had just stolen from this business and had come back, all the way from Jasper, to the scene of the crime to steal again. This is why no one likes a thief. It also appears he is stealing to support his drug habit which unfortunately is very common," Sheriff Matt Gentry said in the statement. “This is a prime example of deputies and investigators working together when we get tips from our citizens and also our businesses to identify suspects and get them arrested. I would like to also thank everyone for their tips and the deputies and investigators for their quick work on this case."
Hudson is being charged with third-degree theft of property and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Other charges may be pending, officials said in the release, adding Hudson has made bond.