Birmingham, AL 08/31/2016
During the early morning hours of August 18 deputies responded to a report of a theft from Corner High School. A lawn mower, an ATV and a Gator utility vehicle were reported stolen. A witness reported seeing a green Nissan truck pulling the Gator down the road.
Images of three men were caught on surveillance cameras at the high school. The images were shared on social media and Tips were received about the identity of the men and where they could be found.
Deputies acting on the information went to a residence in the 5300 block of Hollis Goodwin Road. There they located a green Nissan truck matching the description given by the witness. 36 year old Jeremy Stewart of Dora was found hiding in a closet at the residence. He was questioned by deputies and admitted to taking part in the theft. He directed deputies to a wooded area off Jim Tate Road where the Gator and the lawn mower recovered. He also showed them a house in Sumiton where the ATV had been dropped off. It was no longer at the location and has not been recovered.
Stewart was arrested and charged with Theft of Property 2nd Degree. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $2500.
The investigation led to the identity of a second suspect, 38 year old Vincent Yarbrough of Sumiton. Arrest warrants charging him with Burglary 3rd Degree and two counts of Theft of Property 2nd Degree.
On August 30, deputies received information that Yarbrough was staying at the same home in the 5300 block of Hollis Goodwin Road. They went to the home to locate him. Yarbrough was found hiding under a bed. He struggled with deputies, but was arrested. Yarbrough was found in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail on charges of Burglary 3rd Degree, Theft of Property 2nd Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Resisting Arrest. His bond is set at $152,600.
A woman, 39 year old Kimberly Ford of Dora, was also present when deputies arrived. She ran from them and locked herself in a bathroom. Deputies found her in possession of methamphetamine. She was arrested charged with Hindering Prosecution, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She posted $2300 bond and was released.