Burnsville man charged with 2 counts of burglary

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Burnsville resident left his calling card of sorts for deputies at a burglary scene Friday.

Deputies arrested Alex Nichols, 22, and charged him with two counts of burglary third-degree Tuesday.

“Evidence at a home on County Road 229 led deputies to Mr. Nichols,” Chief Deputy Randy Pugh said. “Nichols left his driver’s license at the home the same day it was burglarized. The owner of the home did not know him.”

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During the burglary, Nichols allegedly took a big screen television and an unknown amount of cash.

“We also arrested Nichols for the burglary of a home on Alabama Highway 219,” Pugh said. “This home was broken into on May 8, but the alarm scared off the intruders.”

Nothing was stolen out of this property, but under the Code of Alabama, breaking and entering a person’s house without permission is burglary in the third degree.

“We have reason to believe that there are more people involved in the burglaries,” Pugh said. “We also may link Nichols and others to more burglaries in the area.”

Deputies placed Nichols in the Dallas County Jail under two $15,0000 bonds.