Anniston man faces multiple burglary charges
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
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Marcus Glenn James
Marcus Glenn James
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An Anniston man is facing prosecution related to the burglary of Anniston High School. The charges that led to the suspect’s arrest, police said, involved shoplifting a bottle of ibuprofen from a local store, police say.

Marcus Glenn James, 48, of Anniston, was in the Calhoun County Jail on Monday, according to jail records. He faces felony charges of burglary as well as misdemeanor theft charges, according to police reports.

Anniston police Capt. Allen George said that on the morning of Dec. 30, employees at the Food Outlet on Noble Street saw James take a bottle of ibuprofen off a shelf and put it into his pocket.

Employees told police that James paid for a loaf of bread, but not the ibuprofen, and denied taking the medication when he was questioned about it, the captain said.

When police arrived to arrest James, they discovered his outstanding warrants and arrested him on those charges as well, George said.

According to the captain, forensic evidence tied James to the 2012 burglary at Anniston High School.

George said that around 1:50 a.m. May 23, several windows at the school were broken and a computer monitor was stolen. George said that during the burglary, the suspect cut himself on the broken glass and left several drops of blood at the scene.

According to George, the blood was sent for testing in May and came back as a positive DNA match for James in February. George said because James has been arrested before, police likely had his DNA on file.

A warrant was issued for James’ arrest for third-degree burglary in February.

In addition to the charges related to the Anniston High School burglary, James also had an outstanding warrant for charges stemming from the October burglary of a home on the 900 block of Claxton Street, George said. Items stolen include three space heaters, a mirror and two wooden picture frames, the captain said.

James has a bond set at $15,000, according to court records. He is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 13.

Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.

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