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David Lee Butler
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
A second arrest was made recently in connection to a string of burglaries that occurred last month in the Stewartville community.
As previously reported, Christy Chamblee was arrested on September 21, and charges were pending for a second suspect involved in the case.
Now, Sheriff Michael Howell reported that 40-year-old David Lee Butler of Sylacauga was also arrested for the burglary and theft cases reported late last month. Howell explained that numerous houses on County Road 70 in the Stewartville community had been broken into.
Howell said deputies investigated the case and developed Butler as a suspect, with the investigation ultimately determining that Butler was allegedly responsible for breaking into the houses on County Road 70, along with Chamblee.
Butler was arrested on September 27 for multiple charges. Those charges include four counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree theft of property, third-degree theft of property, and fourth-degree theft of property.
His total bond for all charges was set at $57,500. As of press time he remains in custody at the Coosa County Jail awaiting trial.
Anyone who suspects or observes illegal activity is encouraged to report it to the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office at 256-377-4922 or online at www.coosacountyso.org. Anonymous tips are also welcome.