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Four arrested for burglary, thefts

The Selma Police Department recently made four arrests in connection to thefts and burglaries ranging from April 1 to Nov. 22.

Selma Chief of Police William T. Riley said a combination of good police work, tips from the community and information from the victims of these crimes helped finally bring all four suspects in.

The most recent arrest of Trebor Stallworth, who has been charged with burglary third degree, involved a break-in of property at 2 Division St. on Nov. 22.

Riley said the property owner reported an unknown subject broke into his business and removed assorted metals and a toolbox valued at $1,000.

Through interviews and gathering evidence, Riley said Stallworth was connected to the crime.

“Stallworth was developed as a suspect after he sold of the items taken out of there,” Riley said. “We ran that information down and on Nov. 23 we were able to charge him with burglary third.”

On Nov. 19, officers also took Jerry Carter into custody in connection with a burglary July 17 at Zeigler’s. Riley said a suspicious vehicle was reported at the location and when officers arrived they found a Toyota Four-Runner with Georgia tags loaded with stainless steel items taken from the business.

Riley said the suspect initially fled the scene leaving the vehicle behind. The vehicle was towed away for processing and an investigation eventually led officers to the 2000 block of Annie Cooper where Carter, 48, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property second degree.

On Nov. 22, the department also closed the book on an investigation involving a robbery on Cedar Drive. Riley said Justin Fuller was taken into custody and charged with burglary third degree for a crime committed on Oct. 19.

The victim reported an unknown suspect broke into the home and stole a 52-inch flat screen television and a 32-inch flat screen television, a X Box, an IPod Nano and assorted games.

An investigation showed Fuller had sold these items.

On Nov. 11, the department made an arrest after a seven-month investigation on an incident involving a local credit union. Riley said Kiwanna Nelson was taken into custody and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree.

The business reported Nelson cashed a check at their business for $1,950 and the business later learned the check was counterfeited.

The arrests, Riley said, were a combination of help  from citizens and good information from the victims.

“On a couple of the arrests we did get some tips from the community and we also got help  from the victims as well,” he said.

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