Three men have been charged in connection with a trailer theft in Holmes County.
According to the Holmes County Sheriff's Office, they were notified of a trailer theft from the hickory Hill Church on September 24th. Following an investigation, deputies arrested 31-year-old Jeffrey Shardon Morrill and 32-year-old Beauregard Land Shideler and 36-year-old Albert Danley Graham Jr. in connection with theft.
In addition, Morrill was held on drug charges after investigators found an active "shake and bake" meth lab.
All were booked into the Holmes County Jail.
Here is the press release from the Holmes County Sheriff's Office
The Holmes County Sheriff's Office announces the arrest of three men after an investigation into stolen utility trailers. The investigation began on September 24, when the Sheriff's Office was notified of a utility trailer taken from a roofing company that had been working at the Hickory Hill Church in the Prosperity community. Later on September 26, the Sheriff's Office was notified of theft from a storage yard west of Bonifay where a utility trailer, tool box and several other items were taken. The Sheriff's Office was able to identify 31 year-old Jeffrey Shardon Morrill as a suspect in the first theft and 32 year-old Beauregard Lane Shideler as a suspect in the second theft. When deputies went to interview Morrill at his residence, they observed a shake and bake meth lab containing a substantial quantity of meth oil. When deputies interviewed Shideler, he admitted to his involvement in theft. The investigation also revealed that both Morrill and Shideler had taken the stolen trailers to the residence of 36 year-old Albert Danley Graham Jr. in the New Hope community. Graham later admitted to receiving the trailers from Morrill and Shideler and trading them to an individual in Geneva, Alabama. Deputies were able to recover the trailers and most of the stolen property. All three subjects remain in the Holmes County Jail. Sheriff Tim Brown states that "we will not tolerate these individuals depriving hard working citizens of their property." Sheriff Brown also asks that anyone with any information of illegal activity call 850-547-4421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.