Burglary Arrests in Etowah County
Etowah County Sheriff’s Office investigators clear up at least 20 home-invasion burglaries with the arrests of three suspects. In a press conference today, Sheriff Todd Entrekin said that the burglaries began around November 1st and continued through January 8th. Investigators say that most of the burglaries happened during the daytime at randomly chosen homes throughout the county. Suspects would approach a home and knock on the door. If someone answered, they would ask for directions and leave. If no one answered, they would force entry into the home and take whatever they could carry out. Investigator Shane Hartley says that the break in the case came when one of the suspects dropped his cell phone while burglarizing a residence in Ball Play. Arrested are Michael Shayne Green, Russell Carl Sharp and Amanda Cate Holland – all of Gadsden. Each is charged with numerous counts of first, second and third degree theft of property. Green and Sharp are also charged with one count of arson for burning a home in Ball Play. All three are currently being held in the Etowah County Detention Center. Sheriff Entrekin says that the investigation is still underway and that additional charges may be added.