Juston Leon Williams, 20, and Quavion Jewarren Floyd, 27, both of Anniston have been charged with receiving stolen property in the second degree and first-degree theft, both felonies, according to warrants for their arrest.
According to police, a store owner on the 100 block of Noble Street told officers that sometime between Nov. 20 and Nov. 25, some of his property went missing. Anniston police Capt. Allen George said the property had been chained to the front of the store owner’s building. Items stolen included 10 metal bedframes, 13 sets of burglar bars, a burglar bar door, an antique push plow, a set of antique bedsprings and an antique wood stove pedestal.
On Nov. 25, the store owner went to Calhoun County Recyclers to see if he could locate his stolen property, George said. The captain said the victim found one of his bedframes, the burglar door and the wood stove pedestal at the scrap yard.
According to George, an investigator was able to identify Williams and Floyd as the men who sold the stolen property to the scrap yard.
The items were valued at between $500 and $2,500, according to court records.
Both suspects were interviewed by an investigator on Nov. 27, George said, and one of the men said they found the items lying on the side of the road.
Both men had warrants issued for their arrest on Dec. 18 for receiving stolen property in the second-degree.
According to George, Williams and Floyd both were linked to another case of theft which occurred at Pineco Inc. on Blue Mountain Avenue on Nov. 22.
George said a witness told an officer that they saw two men in a red truck with steal a gate at around 10 a.m.
According to the captain, the officer found the two men in a truck matching the witnesses’ description at an auto sales store on the corner of Blue Mountain Avenue and Noble Street. The two men were questioned at the scene, but were not arrested.
After further investigation, police arrested Williams at his home on Dec. 30 and Floyd at his home on Jan. 3. Both were arrested on theft charges and released on $12,500 bond Jan 3. Both are scheduled to appear in court Feb. 6.
Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.