According to Talladega Police Chief Jason Busby, Gregory Wyatt, 28, had his initial court appearance before District Court Judge Jeb Fannin Friday afternoon. Bond was set at that hearing.
The break-in occurred between Christmas Day and Dec. 30. A chainlink fence was damaged, and stolen items included a Lincoln 185 welder valued a $1,200; a Pit Bull Sawzall valued at $55; two cobalt four and a half inch grinders valued at $45; a set of torch cutters, including hoses and gauges valued at $300; two welder drop cords valued at $200; a Dana belt sander valued at $500; two Boss grinders valued at $50; a DeWalt jigsaw valued at $100; a Boss jigsaw valued at $100 and wire, lines and an ornamental handrail. All but two of the grinders were recovered before Wyatt was arrested.
Det. Jimmy Thompson investigated the case.
Burglary in the third degree is a Class C felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.