Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
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Stolen property recovered, subject arrested, vehicle still sought

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - On Thursday, May 30th, 2024, the Dekalb County Sheriff's Office Investigation Division executed a search warrant at 360 Old McVille Road, Crossville. The search warrant stemmed from a Burglary and Theft of a large amount of property from a residence in the Whiton community that had been reported on May 19th.

During the course of the search warrant, a large amount of reported stolen property from that residence was recovered and returned to the victims that same day. Marshall County Sheriff's Office Investigators also responded and assisted in the recovery of the stolen items.

On May 31st, 2024, warrants for THEFT OF PROPERTY 1st (x2), THEFT OF PROPERTY 3rd, & BURGLARY 3rd was issued for Jimmy Dale Cagle (62 of Crossville). Investigators served those warrants on Cagle later that same day and he was booked into the Dekalb County Detention Center on a $40,000 total property bond.

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Jimmy Dale Cagle (62 of Crossville)

The victims in this case also reported a Red, single cab, step-side 1994 Chevrolet C1500 4x2 (AL Tag 28B10B8) stolen from the same residence. This vehicle was not recovered during the search warrant and is still being sought by Investigators. This investigation is still ongoing and more charges against other individuals may be pending.

Pictured below is a stock photo of the stolen vehicle that is still being sought. This is a stock photo only and not the actual vehicle.

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DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "I am so thankful for the hard work our Investigators and Marshall County Sheriff's Office put in to be able to return these stolen items to the rightful owner.  It is a shame that some people think they have the right to go out and take what others have worked hard for, but we have zero tolerance for theft in DeKalb County."

"If you have any information on the truck that is still missing, please call our office at 256-845-3801."  

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.