Two men arrested after Fred’s burglary

Published 3:31 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2017

COLUMBIANA – Two men from Sheffield were each arrested and charged with burglary in the third degree and criminal mischief in the first degree on Friday, Dec. 1.

Derrick Sherrod Burnett, 28, who lists an address on East 14th Avenue, and Marquis Devon McCray, 29, who lists an address on East 8th Street, were arrested by the Columbiana Police Department after a burglary incident at Fred’s Discount Store on Alabama 25 in Columbiana.



Court documents allege that Burnett and McCray “knowingly entered or remained unoccupied” in Fred’s on Dec. 1 and damaged $2,500 worth of property.

Third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief are both Class C felonies. Burnett and McCray could face up to 10 years in prison if they are convicted, according to the Code of Alabama.

As of Tuesday, Nov. 5, Burnett was being held at the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $20,000. McCray was released from the Shelby County Jail on $20,000 bonds on the same day as his arrest. The case was assigned to Shelby County District Court Judge Daniel A. Crowson Jr. Both men are set to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 10, 2018.

CPD Chief Lamar Vick commended the work of the officers who took the suspects into custody.

“Officer Ken Peavy was on scene within a minute of the alarm activation and Officer Clay Morgan intercepted these criminals as they were leaving the area in a vehicle,” Vick said. “Then, after having worked all night, they both remained on duty the following day, assisting Detective Sergeant Alexander with the investigation. Their diligence and tenacity is certainly in keeping with the finest examples of American law enforcement.”