22-year-old charged with receiving stolen property

TALLADEGA – A Talladega man has been charged with receiving stolen property in the second degree.

Justin Shirey, 22, was arrested by Talladega police Thursday night after fleeing them earlier in the day, according to Chief Alan Watson. He was served with eight misdemeanor warrants issued by the Talladega County Municipal Court and the felony warrant through the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Sheriff’s Investigator Mike Jones, Shirey is accused of stealing diesel fuel and truck batteries from vehicles parked on Renfroe Road. He was caught with the stolen items within hours of them being missed.

At the time of his arrest, Shirey was out on a $5,000 bond after being arrested for stealing seven car batteries from Tom Beavers Body Shop and selling them to Hindman’s scrap yard.

Bond in the felony case was set at $10,000, with bonds in the misdemeanor cases totaling $3,924. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office also has a hold on Shirey, Smith said, and Watson added that he would likely be charged with felony counts by the city as well.

Receiving stolen property in the second degree is a Class C felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.

Contact Chris Norwood at cnorwood@dailyhome.com

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