An Attalla man was arrested and charged in connection to a recent burglary in Etowah County. According to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, 52-year-old Barry Conner was arrested and is charged with one count of third degree burglary and one count of second degree theft of property. Both are felonies. Investigators say Conner is accused of breaking into a residence on Mountainview Road in Attalla, on two separate occasions. During the first burglary Conner admitted to stealing a 9mm, Ruger handgun. The weapon was recovered and returned to the rightful owner. His second attempt to burglarize the residence was unsuccessful when the homeowner called 911 and Conner fled by foot from the scene. He was taken into custody a short distance from the home by Sardis police officers. Personal identification from Conner’s wallet was found at the scene of the burglary. Conner was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center and later released on $5,000 bond.