Two arrested in store burglary case

Published 5:31 pm Monday, September 26, 2011

Jemison Police arrested two men Sunday charged with stealing money and a gun from B-Mart convenience store.

Joseph Padgett, 20, of Jemison and Troy Vibbert, 19, of Clanton were arrested; charged with burglary second degree, theft of property second degree and criminal mischief; and are being held in Chilton County Jail on bonds of $25,000 each.

Padgett and Vibbert allegedly broke through the front door of B-Mart, located off Highway 31 in the southern part of town, about 2 a.m. Sunday morning, JPD Deputy Chief Marc McMinn said.

A firearm and between $50-$80 worth of change were stolen from behind the store’s counter.

Padgett was arrested about 3 p.m. Sunday, and Vibbert was arrested about 6 p.m.

“A handgun and some of the money was recovered later that night,” McMinn said. “It was just good police work by Sgt. Brandon Wright and Officer Tera Mayfield. A security alarm in the store went off, and Jemison police officers were on the scene just two minutes later.”