Ammons arrested in alleged burglary ring

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 1, 2005

A Hartselle man was arrested Wednesday by Selma police for his alleged involvement in a burglary ring uncovered in a joint investigation with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.

Heath A. Ammons, 31, was arrested in Selma on a charge of receiving stolen property.

Ammons is the third person to be arrested on burglary charges in the past two weeks after investigators managed to unravel an alleged burglary ring that expanded across the county.

Lt. David Evans, Selma police spokesperson, said the charges against Ammons were in connection to the nearly $100,000 worth of equipment reported stolen last week from Global Manufacturing Industries, located at 3131 Old Montgomery Highway.

“We believe the suspect as a recipient of stolen material taken from Global Manufacturing Industries,” said Evans.

After Ammons’ arrest, one of three utility trailers reported missing from the company was recovered, according to police officials.

Police say a second utility trailer belonging to the company was recovered last week after the arrest of 29-year-old Ryan Lovelady.

Lovelady is accused of being involved in several thefts in the area, including the one at a Dallas County hunting club.

Evans said investigators are still looking for another utility trailer taken from Globe Manufacturing Industries, along with a Bush Hog mower, $4,000 worth of assorted tools, $30,000 worth of electrical and plumbing supplies and 17 telephone poles.

Along with Ammons and Lovelady, 35-year-old Richard Lee Boozer has also been arrested for his alleged involvement in the burglary ring.

“We anticipate even more arrests as this investigation continues,” Evans said.

All three suspects are being held in the Dallas County Jail.

Ammons bond was set at $5,000.

Lovelady was given a $10,000 bond for each count.