Police arrest third man in burglaries


A third suspect was arrested Saturday as a result of a police investigation into the burglary of a business, and the attempted burglary of a second.

Carl Jones, 51, was identified as the driver of a vehicle that was seen parked near the Shell Station on Camden Road that was the target of the attempted burglary last Wednesday, Detective Mike Sweeney said during a court hearing for Jones on Monday.

Last Friday, William Windom, 36, and Steve Anderson, 54, were identified as suspects in those incidents and appeared before Circuit Judge Berlin C. Jones for a probable-cause hearing.

During Monday’s hearing, Sweeney said police responding to a burglar alarm at the business at 12:50 a.m., found a large piece of concrete by the door, but entry had not been gained.

He said he obtained video from the business and from a car wash next door that showed a green van pull into a bay at the car wash, and two men walk toward the business.

A short time later, the Dollar General Store at 3100 S. Olive St., was broken into and several cases of beer were taken. A front glass was found broken at that business.

Sweeney said police stopped a green van at 3 a.m. at 13th Avenue and Plum Street and obtained identification on all the occupants, including Jones, who was driving.

Windom was reportedly wearing the same clothing as one of the suspects seen on the video from the Shell Station, and a third party identified Anderson as the second person in the video.

A check of the license plate on the green van showed that it was registered to Jones.

Last Friday, Judge Jones set a $50,000 cash-only bond for Windom and a $25,000 secured bond for Anderson, and on Monday, Jefferson County Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Windom, Anderson and Jones on charges of criminal attempt burglary.

All three men were told to come back to court June 10.