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Holmes County Sheriff's Office Searching for Burglary Suspect

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UPDATE: The Holmes County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Samson, Alabama man for two recent store burglaries.

In the early morning hours of Saturday August 16, The Holmes County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary at the Motley Mall Grocery in the New Hope Community near the Florida-Alabama Stateline. 

Also that morning, the Geneva County Sheriff's Office and the Geneva Police Department responded to burglaries at convenience stores in their jurisdiction.

Later on the evening of Monday August 19, The Holmes County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary at the Stateline Liquor Store in northern Holmes County.  Surveillance footage from the liquor store shows a white male committing the burglary.

 Also during this time, the Geneva Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle, which was used in the liquor store burglary and a vehicle burglary in their jurisdiction.

On the evening of Tuesday August 20, the Geneva Police Department received a report of a prowler and located 28 year-old Jimmy Lee Tidwell.  Tidwell was intoxicated and taken into custody for public intoxication.  Authorities also located evidence from the burglaries on Tidwell.  Tidwell was transported to the Geneva County Jail.

Charges are:           Burglary of a Structure-2 counts

                              Petit theft more than $100 less than $300

                              Grand theft more than $300 less than $5000

                              Criminal Mischief-2 counts

                              Wearing mask while committing offense

                              Grand theft-automobile

Sheriff Tim Brown would like to thank the public for their assistance in identifying this individual.  Sheriff Brown would also like to thank the Geneva Police Department and the Geneva County Sheriff's Office for their assistance.  Sheriff Brown states "this is a perfect example of citizens and neighboring law enforcement agencies working together to see that this individual is brought to justice."  Sheriff Brown asks that anyone with any information on illegal activity call 850-547-4421.

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The Holmes County Sheriff's Office, along with the Geneva (AL) Police Department and the Geneva County (AL) Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a burglary suspect.

On the early morning of Saturday August 16, The Holmes County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary at the Motley Mall Grocery in the New Hope Community near the Florida-Alabama Stateline. 

Also that morning, the Geneva County Sheriff's Office and the Geneva Police Department responded to burglaries at convenience stores in their jurisdiction.

Later on the evening of Monday August 19, The Holmes County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary at the Stateline Liquor Store in northern Holmes County.

 Also during this time, the Geneva Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle, which was used in the liquor store burglary and a vehicle burglary in their jurisdiction.

Surveillance footage from the liquor store shows a white male committing the burglary. Sheriff Tim Brown is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect.  Anyone with any information regarding these crimes is asked to call 850-547-4421 or reportacrime@holmescosheriff.org

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Information provided by the Holmes County Sheriff's Office