Birmingham, AL 08/16/2018
A 40-year-old Birmingham man has been charged with a pair of burglaries that occurred Saturday in south Jefferson County.
Just before 5:00 pm on August 11, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a home in the 2700 block of Altadena Road. It was reported that a man had knocked on the door of the residence. When the victim opened the door the man forced his way inside. The victim pushed the suspect back out the door and locked it. The suspect fled the scene on foot prior to the arrival of deputies.
As deputies were speaking to the victim they were notified of another burglary in progress nearby at a home in the 2600 block of King’s Ridge Drive. The suspect had entered the home through an unlocked side door and fled when confronted. The description of the suspect matched that of the previous burglary and was broadcast to other deputies in the area.
The suspect was found walking along Altadena Road. He was stopped and positively identified as the person who had committed both burglaries. He told deputies his name was Chris Hampton, but deputies were able to determine he was actually 40-year-old Leonard Christopher Daniels of Birmingham.
No one was injured in either of the burglaries.
Daniels was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail to await formal charges.
On August 15, deputies obtained arrest warrants formally charging him with Obstructing Justice with False Identity and two counts of Burglary 2nd Degree. He remains in jail with bond set at $10,300