Burglar Rides Away on Bicycle

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

FORT PAYNE, Ala.  On Tuesday, December 29th, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a burglary on County Road 51 near Collinsville.

DCSO did have a description of the subject thanks to a door bell camera at the residence.  The subject was on a bicycle with no fenders, a basket or backpack on the handlebars, he had a full red beard and was wearing a toboggan.  A be on the lookout was then issued.  Later, the subject approached a Fort Payne Police Officer at a gas station at Hwy 11 and I-59 on the North end of Fort Payne asking for directions.  Recognizing the subject, the Fort Payne Police officer detained him until a deputy arrived.  Tommy Lee Wells (33, address unknown) was charged with Burglary 3rd and Theft of Property 3rd.