Three arrested in connection to multiple burglary cases in Etowa

Three arrested in connection to multiple burglary cases in Etowah County

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L-R: Russell Carl Sharp, Amanda Cate Holland, Michael Shayne Green. Source: Etowah Co. Jail L-R: Russell Carl Sharp, Amanda Cate Holland, Michael Shayne Green. Source: Etowah Co. Jail
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The Etowah County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested three people in connection to more than a dozen burglary cases.

Investigators say the suspects broke into 20 residences between Nov. 1, 2013 and Jan. 8, 2014 at homes in Attalla, Gadsden, Glencoe and Southside. Thirteen of the burglaries occurred in unincorporated areas of Etowah County.

A cell phone discovered at a residence in the Ball Play community on Jan. 8 led to the arrests. Police verified that the phone belonged to one of the suspects and began surveillance at his residence on Bryan Street in Walnut Park.

A search warrant was obtained and executed at the house, where investigators say they witnessed one suspect unloading stolen property from a vehicle and found the other two suspects inside.

Investigators found large amount of stolen items, including jewelry, guitars, cameras, antique clocks, power tools, clothing, video game system, collectable coins, silverware, 14 guns and electronic devices, inside the home.

Forty-three-year-old Michael Shayne Green and 48-year-old Russell Carl Sharp are each charged with 10 counts of third degree burglary, one count of first degree theft of property, eight counts of second degree theft of property, five counts of third degree theft of property and one count of arson. Their bonds are set at $105,000 cash and $25,500 property.

Thirty-four-year-old Amanda Cate Holland is charged with three counts of third degree burglary, one count of first degree theft of property and four counts of second degree theft of property. She has a $45,000 cash bond.

The suspects are being held in the Etowah County Detention Center. The case remains under investigation.

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