OPD nabs 2 for theft charges

Published 12:56 am Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Two Opp men are facing theft charges after they allegedly stole an ATV from a barn in Opp.



Opp Police Chief Mike McDonald said the incident occurred Saturday morning around 3:45 a.m., on Saunders Road.

McDonald said a resident was awakened by a noise coming from the area of his barn.

“When he got up to investigate, he observed someone in the process of stealing his John Deere ATV (Gator) from where it was parked in the barn,” he said. “He contacted the Opp Police Department and at 4:30 a.m., an OPD D-shift officer made contact with the stolen ATV at the intersection of Alabama Highway 189 and Coffee County Road 452. The officer gave chase on county roads south of Opp until he could not continue the pursuit due to getting his vehicle stuck on a dirt road.”




McDonald said that approximately two hours later, an OPD investigator and officers contacted and detained two suspects for investigative purposes at two different Opp residences.

Around 10 a.m., with the help of a local outdoorsman, OPD investigators recovered the stolen ATV some 400 yards in to the wood off of a county road in Onycha.

Police arrested 18-year-old Jamie Bobo for theft of property first degree and possession of a forged instrument first degree, and Zack Kendrick, 18, for theft of property first degree.

Both were taken to the Covington County Jail.

Kendrick was arrested in March for attempting to elude, obstruction, burglary III, criminal mischief II, theft of property III and tampering with physical evidence, according to Star-News records.