An Attalla man is charged in connection to several recent burglaries. Investigators say Kenneth Dillard broke into the fenced area of West Water Authority twice and into M&J Auto Parts in Attalla. They say Dillard stole power tools, brass water meters, copper wire, and about 60 radiators from the businesses.
Lieutenant Robin Grant says Dillard admitted that he has a narcotic problem and stole the items to sell for illegal drugs. He was taken to the Etowah County Detention Center and later released after posting bond.