Arrest Made in Connection to Theft Cases


CULLMAN – The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) arrested Joshua Daniel Ray Roberts, 33 years old of Good Hope, Ala. in the early morning hours of July 11, 2015 in connection to several thefts that have occurred the past few weeks.

CCSO Investigators arrested Mr. Roberts in Hartselle, Ala. after tips from the community via social media and phone calls to investigators narrowed down his location. Investigators also recovered much of the stolen property and have returned it to the victims.

“We had over ninety-six thousand people see what Mr. Roberts looked like because citizens shared his photograph via our Facebook page. It’s much harder for a thief to hide in the community today and I am glad he is behind bars,” said Sheriff Matt Gentry. “I would like to add how proud we are at the sheriff’s office of the deputies and investigators who put in a lot of man hours to solve this case,” said Gentry.  

Mr. Roberts is being charged with three counts of Theft of Property 1st, four counts of Unlawful Breaking & Entering of a Motor Vehicle, Burglary 3rd, six counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit or Debit Card, Attempted Theft of Property 1st. 

Mr. Roberts is currently being held in the Cullman County Detention Center on no bond.