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Warrants set for 10 theft suspects

After almost a full year, the Clanton Police Department is about to bring one of their largest theft cases to a close.

The department has been looking for 10 suspects wanted for stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart stores across the Southeast. In Chilton County they have stolen at least $2,300 in items from the Clanton Wal-Mart.

“It’s professionals like these that make us want to work harder at our job so we can get them off of the street,” Clanton Investigator Freddie Mayfield said.

Each of the 10 suspects are wanted on at least one count of Theft of Property, although most of them have more than one warrant from Clanton.

Corey Nathaniel Williams, 32, is facing charges of first and second degree theft of property; Lamar Dwayne Jolliff, 31, is facing charges of first degree theft of property; Michelle Matthews, 35, is facing charges of first and second degree theft of property; Stacey Powell, 27, is facing charges of first degree theft of property; Renee Marshall, 33, is facing three charges of first degree theft of property and two charges of second degree theft of property; Demetria Matthews, 36, is facing charges of first degree theft of property and two charges of second degree theft of property; Orlando Matthews, 21, is facing charges of first degree theft of property; Marvin Terrell Brooks, 35, is facing charges of second degree theft of property and is currently being held in a federal prison; Ann Tawanna Hicks, 36, is facing charges of first degree theft of property; and April Turpin, 31, is facing two charges of second degree theft of property.

The suspects have been issued warrants through the Chilton County Sheriff’s Department in hopes that after they serve their current sentences in other jails, they will land in the Chilton County Jail. Mayfield explained that all jails check for warrants before releasing a suspect and will call the Clanton Police Department if any of them are making bond.

“We can easily get a local warrant set, but with the help of the Sheriff’s Department we have been able to make our warrants go through Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia,” Mayfield said. “The Sheriff’s Department has really been a big help to us in getting these people and keeping them in jail to prevent them from stealing even more from our community.”