Alexandria Police Arrest Two Men in Burglary Investigation

February 27, 2008
Dwayne Page

The Alexandria Police Department has made two arrests in a burglary last week at the old Prichard's Grocery store location.

Alexandria Police Chief Mark Collins says 42 year old Wendell Lee Gibbs and 32 year old James Steven Leduc both of Alexandria are charged with one count of burglary and one count of theft over $10,000. Bond for each is $30,000.

On Thursday, February 21st , Chief Collins and Sergeant Chris Russell of the Alexandria Police Department responded to a reported burglary at the old Prichard's Grocery Store located at 33812 Nashville Highway where someone entered the building and stole a substantial amount of copper wiring and piping and causing extensive damage to the electrical system of the building and to the coolers and freezers .

The investigation led to the arrests of both Gibbs and Leduc.

Chief Collins says the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department assisted Alexandria Police in the investigation and Leduc was also charged by the Sheriff's Department on unrelated charges.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

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