Man convicted for looting after April tornadoes

Man convicted for looting after April tornadoes

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Delmar Carr was sentenced to 100 days in suspended jail and ordered to pay a $100 fine and court costs. Delmar Carr was sentenced to 100 days in suspended jail and ordered to pay a $100 fine and court costs.
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Justice was served for a DeKalb County family targeted by looters during the April, 2011 tornado outbreak.

An EF-2 tornado tore through Fyffe and Kilpatrick on April 27th, 2011. The storm left millions of dollars of damage.

One family affected was Tommy Fricks' family. Fricks caught some men stealing from his parents' home after the tornado hit.

A judge convicted the thief on Wednesday of criminal trespass and misdemeanor theft.

Delmar Carr was sentenced to 100 days in suspended jail and ordered to pay a $100 fine and court costs.

Back in 2011, Fricks was clearing debris from his parents' home on County Road 33 after the tornado. His father was injured in the storm and was recovering. Fricks said he used the bucket of a tractor to cover scrap metal piled at the home.

The next day, Fricks said he drove up and caught Carr with the scrap loaded on a truck trailer. He also caught a second man taking copper from the destroyed home.

A neighbor who was also affected by the tornado finds all of this very disturbing.

"Hope he gets what he deserves because that's pretty low.  Like I said, anybody, I mean, who can go and rummage through someone else's life after it's been thrown to pieces is pretty low," said neighbor Stephen Brock.

Carr has the right to appeal his case in circuit court, but it is unclear if he will.

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