Man arrested, linked to multiple school burglaries | Crime
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery man has been arrested and charged with a string of burglaries that happened at Montgomery Public School locations.
The Montgomery Police Department says officers encountered 29-year-old Tarus Giles around 2 a.m. Monday, January 28 when they responded to the report of a business alarm at Floyd Elementary School on Augusta Avenue.
Police located a broken window at the site of the alarm and observed Giles running in front of the building.
Officers took Giles into custody and were able to link him to nine other burglaries at local schools.
The majority of the school burglaries involved the theft of petty cash. A list of the schools and dates of the burglaries follows:
- Carver Elementary, Nov. 19, 2012
- P.A.C.E. Alternative School, Nov. 22, 2012
- Jefferson Davis High School, Jan. 14, 2013
- Southlawn Elementary, Jan. 14, 2013
- Peter Crump Elementary, Jan. 14, 2013
- Lanier High School, Jan. 26, 2013
- Forest Avenue Elementary, the weekend of Jan. 28, 2013
- Capitol Heights Junior High, the weekend of Jan. 28, 2013
- Robert E. Lee High School, the weekend of Jan. 28, 2013
- Floyd Elementary, Jan. 28, 2013
After his arrest, Giles was charged with 10 counts of third-degree burglary. He was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility where he is being held on $142,500 bond.