Marbury Residents On Alert After Series Of Suspicious Crimes


By Catalina Trivino

CBS 8 is taking action against crime -- Autauga County deputies and residents say they're worried about suspicious crimes happening in the Marbury community. With no leads, and the crimes still happening, they need the your help to solve the cases.

In the last month, Autauga County deputies have had five fires and have found two dogs stabbed to death. A series of what, they're calling, unusual crimes happening in the town of Marbury. So now they're on the search for the people who are committing them.

Just two doors down from Cloteia Sanders' Bridgewater home.Are the remains of another home. Luckily, it's vacant. But it was a few days away from having someone moved in. What scares Sanders is it's not the first home this month that's been burned -- without answers as to why or how it happened.

"You know, the other people's house got burned down, the barn and its like this is next and don't nobody know who's doing it or what's going on," Said Sanders.

This home off Highway 143 is also now in ashes. Right behind the house was a barn. On the same road we found the left overs of a trailer.

You'd think that was all -- but deputies say another home was burned on Marbury Heights Road.

Deputies and state fire marshals are investigating whether these fires were related -- and if arson was the motive.

But theres more -- Chief deputy, Joe Sedinger says two dogs in the area were stabbed.

"We're patrolling more in the area. Of course, I've got investigators there now along with fire marshals and they're conducting interviews and just trying to find out, get any kind of leads we can get," Said Sedinger.

"You know, it's kind of weird. All [of] this is going around and it might be that house next or this house next. I mean, we never know," Said Wayne Gentry who lives next to the three buildings that burned on Hwy. 143.

Neighbors we spoke with say they're on edge with all these crimes taking place in such a short amount of time. They're hoping someone has leads to whomever is doing this and that they're caught soon.

If you can help deputies and fire marshalls with any of these cases, call the Autauga County sheriff's office at 365-3211.

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