5 charged in thefts across three counties

Posted 10/5/17

From Staff Reports

Five people were arrested this week in connection with a string of thefts that took place across three counties, including a recent burglary at Walker County …

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5 charged in thefts across three counties

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From Staff Reports

Five people were arrested this week in connection with a string of thefts that took place across three counties, including a recent burglary at Walker County Airport.

Zackary Broox Harbin, 25, of Jasper, Jordan Kyle Harbin, 25, of Jasper, Zachery Aldon Coleman Hunt, 26, of Cordova, and Allison Michelle Hill, 27, of Jasper, were each charged with four counts of third-degree burglary and one count of first-degree receiving stolen property.

All were initially held at Walker County Jail on no bond, but three have now been released on unsecured bonds. Hill remains in jail on a bond related to probation violations.

Roman Chase Banks, 30, of Jasper, was charged with four counts of third-degree burglary, one count of first-degree receiving stolen property, one count of first-degree theft of property and one count of first-degree criminal mischief. He also has been released on an unsecured bond.

Zackary Harbin was identified in a video from a Birmingham pawn shop where he tried to pawn a generator similar to one stolen from Walker County Airport on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Four hangars at the airport were burglarized. Items were stolen from each hangar, and the emergency hatch door of a jet plane was damaged after being kicked in.

Harbin was not able to pawn the generator because of concerns about his identification. While being interviewed by investigators Chuck Tidwell and Ray Capps, Harbin stated that Hunt and Hill had been in the vehicle with him at the pawn shop.

The same vehicle had been captured on video near the airport the night of the burglary.

Hunt and Jordan Harbin were arrested after attempting to sell stolen goods at a pawn shop in Forestdale on Friday, Sept. 29. Jefferson County deputies found stolen items from Walker County as well as items that had been stolen from two locations in Tuscaloosa County on Sept. 28.

Tidwell and Capps assisted Tuscaloosa County investigators in recovering a large number of items stolen from the area.

Banks was arrested after Investigator Anthony Leach and Sgt. Phillip Williams received information about a possible stolen motorcycle at 6464 Old Tuscaloosa Road. The two recovered the motorcycle, which had been reported stolen from an airport hangar in Mississippi on Sept. 29 or 30.

Banks was also identified as the subject who stole two motorcycles and other items from a residence on Lakeshore Drive near Smith Lake and is a person of interest in the theft of a boat from the same area.

Approximately $50,000 in stolen property was recovered during the course of the investigation.

Sheriff Jim Underwood commended Tidwell and Capps for their work on the airport burglary, Leach and Williams for the recovery of a stolen motorcycle and Sgt. Daryl Mote for his investigation of the thefts on Smith Lake that resulted in many stolen items being recovered.

“I am very pleased with all the different jurisdictions working together and cooperating,” Underwood said.