TUSCUMBIA — Following up on information from residents of White Pike Road in Cherokee helped authorities arrest two people accused in a theft and residential burglary, officials said.
Brian A. Rasko, 18, Gypsy Loop, Cherokee, and Kenneth Wayne Green, 20, Franklin 290, Red Bay, are each charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree theft of property, Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May said.
May said the men are accused of taking a four-wheeler and guns from a residence on White Pike in Cherokee on Dec. 7. He said witnesses called the homeowner and said they saw someone take the four-wheeler.
“They saw someone riding (the four-wheeler) down the road,” May said.
He said while investigators where looking into the burglary and theft, they got information that a man was at a Muscle Shoals pawn shop trying to sell several guns.
“Investigators went to the pawn shop and talked with Green,” May said.
May said Green admitted to taking the four-wheeler and the guns. Investigators located Rasko outside the pawn shop, May said.
“After being interviewed, he admitted his involvement to investigators,” May said.
Reports indicate the four-wheeler was burned but the guns were recovered at the pawn shop. May said the men admitted to taking another four-wheeler from a residence in Red Bay.
They are being held in the Colbert County Jail on bail of $5,000 each.
Tom Smith can be reached at 256-740-5757 or tom.smith@TimesDaily.com.