4 teens arrested for burglary of Cabin Fever Beverages


Left to right: Kie J. Burns, Thomas W. Williams, Chase R. Johnson and Dakota J. Martin / Cullman Police Department

CULLMAN –  Four teenagers were arrested in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Oct. 24 for allegedly burglarizing the Cullman location of Cabin Fever Beverages at 10805 U.S. Highway 31 South and attempting to burglarize the liquor store’s Good Hope location (1536 County Road 437).

The suspects, Kie J. Burns, 18, of Cullman; Thomas W. Williams, 19, of Trenton, Georgia; Chase R. Johnson, 18, of Hanceville; and Dakota J. Martin, 17 (adult status), of Holly Pond allegedly broke into the Cullman store, damaging the front door and stealing alcohol. The suspects tried unsuccessfully to break in to the Good Hope store.

“Officers were dispatched to an alarm going off at Cabin Fever Beverages (in Cullman),” said Cullman Police Department Patrol Capt. J.P. White. “Officers who responded found that someone had thrown a rock through the front glass.”

White said that around the same time, approximately 2 a.m. Tuesday, officers became aware of the attempted burglary at the Good Hope location. Another officer, meanwhile, stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction, and allegedly found the four suspects and the stolen alcohol.  

All four suspects have been charged with third-degree burglary and minor in possession/consumption of alcoholic beverages.

According to the CPD, the damaged and stolen property value is $3,550.

Editor's note: An error in the initial communication regarding the locations of the incidents has been corrected. 10-25-17 2:46 p.m.

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