The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Jimmy Lee Tidwell, 28, of Samson, Ala. on Aug. 20 for two recent store burglaries in Holmes County.
According to the report the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office answered the call about a burglary at the Motley Mall Grocery in the New Hope Community near the Florida-Alabama Stateline on Aug. 16 and the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office and Geneva Police Department also had to check out a few robberies at convenience stores in their area that same morning.
On the evening of Aug. 19, the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office answered the call to a burglary at the Stateline Liquor Store in Northern Holmes County and they were able to get images of the suspect off of the surveillance camera, according to the report.
At the same time the Geneva Police Department was answering a call about a stolen vehicle, which was used in the liquor store robbery and a vehicle burglary in their area, according to the report.
On the evening of Aug. 20, the Geneva Police Department received a call about a prowler and found Tidwell intoxicated, which he was then arrested for public intoxication, according to the report.
According to the report, the police found evidence that linked Tidwell to the recent burglaries.
Tidwell is being charged with two counts of burglary of a structure, petit theft of more than $100 less than $300, grand theft of more than $300 less than $5,000, two counts of criminal mischief, wearing a mask while committing offense and grand theft-automobile, according to the report.
Sheriff Tim Brown would like to thank the public for their assistance in identifying this individual and would also like to thank the Geneva Police Department and the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.
“This is a perfect example of citizens and neighboring law enforcement agencies working together to see that this individual is brought to justice,” said Brown.
Sheriff Brown asks that anyone with any information on illegal activity call 850-547-4421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.