Multiple vehicles broken into at Matheny's Bridge
FORT PAYNE, Ala. - On July 6, 2023, Investigators with DeKalb County Sheriff's Office arrested Thomas Wesley Harris (28 of Crossville) on 16 felony charges for breaking into multiple vehicles at Matheny's Bridge. Harris is being charged with Theft of Property 3rd (x8), Breaking/Entering Vehicle (x4) and Illegal Possession of Credit/Debit Card (x4).
Harris is also a suspect in cases in Jackson and Marshall County involving the same crimes. He is being held on a $70,000.00 bond in the DeKalb County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing, and more charges are expected to be added.
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "When enjoying natural swimming areas in Alabama please consider leaving personal items at home or take them with you to the area you plan to enjoy. Criminals look for easy targets and unattended vehicles are at the top of the list."
"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.