Theft of Property Arrest
March 11, 2014
an older model Chevrolet pick-up truck was stolen from Opelika High School and
several other vehicles were broken into. A suspect vehicle was captured on
video which was subsequently forwarded to the local news media. With the
assistance of the community, the Opelika Police Department Detective Division
received a tip that led to a suspect living in the Smiths Station, Alabama
Detectives responded to a residence and located a large amount of motor vehicle
parts. A search warrant was obtained by the Opelika Police Department and with
the assistance of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office the search warrant was
executed. Numerous stolen items were recovered from the property to include
items stolen from two recently stolen trucks in Opelika. The National Insurance
Crime Bureau assisted with the identification of the stolen property.
The suspect in the case, identified as Henry Palmer, age 29 of Smiths, Alabama,
was arrested on 3/10/2014 and charged with two counts of Receiving Stolen
Property, as well as Operating a Motor Vehicle Theft Facility, and Removing an
Identification Number from a Motor Vehicle Component. He is currently being
held at the Lee County Detention Center.
The case remains under investigation.