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Alabama man arrested for breaking into vehicles

Thomas Wesley Harris (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

The DeKalb County, Alabama sheriff’s department has arrested a man for breaking into multiple vehicles at Matheny’s Bridge –a natural creek area on the Fyffe to Macedonia Road near the Jackson County line that’s popular with locals for swimming.

28-year-old Crossville native Thomas Wesley Harris was arrested on Thursday, June 6th, 2023 in the incident.

Harris faces 16 felony charges for breaking into multiple vehicles at this location.

The sheriff’s office suspects that he may have also committed the same crimes in Jackson and Marshall Counties.

Currently, he faces:

  • Theft of Property 3rd – 8 counts
  • Breaking/Entering vehicle – 4 counts
  • Illegal possession of credit/debit card – 4 counts

The sheriff’s office is still investigating in cooperation with other agencies.

Harris is being held at the DeKalb County Detention Center on a $70,000 bond.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden is urging the public not to leave personal items and belongings in their vehicles when unattended at these swimming spots, and to instead leave them at home or take them with you to the area you plan to enjoy.