Bond set in alleged burglary


A $10,000 bond was set Friday for a Jefferson County man who allegedly broke into a house and tried to steal copper wiring.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Jerry Goodman, 52, with residential burglary and first-degree criminal mischief.

Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said Goodman was arrested after sheriff’s deputies found him hiding in a closet when they responded to a reported burglary at a house in the 6200 block of Irene Drive Wednesday.

Investigator Kaleisha Wise said in a probable cause affidavit that Deputy Harley Herron heard a noise inside the house after Herron, Deputy Terry Wingard and his K-9 partner and Sgt. Mark Harper arrived at the residence.

Herron entered the back door and during a search of the house found Goodman, who allegedly admitted that he was stealing copper.

Wise said in the affidavit that deputies found copper wire on the floor, and there was damage to the walls, electrical outlets and wiring. Damage was estimated at $2,500 to $3,000.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Goodman.