Woman Arrested for Burglary & Theft


A Birmingham woman is in jail after being accused of participating in a recent burglary in Altoona. According to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, 31-year-old Ashley Coats has been 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 Coats broke into a house where three firearms, a computer, flat screen television, collectible coins, knives and jewelry were stolen. One of the firearms has been recovered. The other items are still being sought. Coats is being detained in the Etowah County Detention Center on a $10,000 property bond.

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