Burglary suspects in custody
by Elane Jones
Aug 25, 2012 | 5247 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Deputies from the Walker County Sheriff's Office responded to two calls Thursday night. One involved the burglary of a business in the Boldo community and landed two men from Curry in jail.

The other call involved a home invasion robbery in Argo in which two suspects fled — but not before they received injuries from the victim’s family members.

Walker County Sheriff’s Investigator Sgt. Ralph Williams said 50-year-old Barry Dale Cain, and 31-year-old Matthew Gregory Swann, both of Curry, have been charged with second-degree theft of property for their connection in the burglary at Lightweight Tire and Automotive in Boldo.

“Around midnight Thursday night, personnel with Boldo Fire Department witnessed the two suspects in this case, Mr. Cain and Mr. Swann, loading tires on their truck and utility trailer,” Williams said. “The two men took a total of 54 tires valued at more than $2,000 and were in the process of leaving the scene when agents Chuck Tidwell and Blair Huddleston with the Sheriff's Narcotics Division intercepted them and took them into custody.”

Williams said the sheriff’s office already held an arrest warrant on Cain for allegedly stealing from Mike’s Tires on Alabama Highway 69 North.

“Mr. Cain is also currently under state probation with Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole,” added Williams.

Investigators with the Walker County Sheriff's Office are also looking for two suspects who were involved in a home invasion robbery that occurred in the Argo community Thursday night.

According to Williams, the home invasion occurred at 11:30 p.m.on Old Bankhead Highway in the Argo community.

“The suspects were wearing ski masks and fled the scene in possibly a black SUV with shiny wheels,” he said.

One suspect is believed to be a black male about 6-foot-6 and the other is believed to be a white male, shorter in stature and heavy set, Williams said.

“The shorter suspect sustained a gun shot wound before they fled the scene,” he said. “The taller suspect may have sustained an injury resulting from a strike to the head with a baseball bat.”

Williams said the victim in this case was assaulted during the robbery, but things could have been a lot worse had the victim’s family not intervened. “We’re still trying to locate the two suspects. We know they were both hurt and may have gotten help from someone, so if anyone has any information we’re asking for them to please call the Walker County Sheriff’s Office,” Williams said.

If anyone has information on this case, contact Investigator Ralph Williams with the Walker County Sheriff's Office at 205-302-6107 or submit your tip anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.