Theft of Property
A man discovered digging up shrubbery at a store in Collinsville is arrested by the Collinsville Police Department for stealing from Collinsville Trade Day. Collinsville Assistant Police Chief Rex Leath says, Jonathan Weaver of Attalla was charged with 3rd Degree Theft of Property, 2nd Degree Theft of Property, Public Intoxication, and Attempting to Elude on Saturday after an officer noticed his suspicious activity in front of the local Dollar General. Authorities say, Weaver lead officers on a foot chase from the store after they discovered him pulling up the plants. Authorities searched the area and uncovered a white Ford truck with 2 metal dollies taken from Dollar General behind it. Authorities retrieved the dollies and noticed several items that were reported taken during the burglary of Collinsville Trade Day on September 19. Officers also found a firearm that was taken during the burglary. Weaver was booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center on the felony warrants.