According to Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship his department recently took a report of a burglary in East Centre where several firearms were reported stolen by the victim and property owner.
Several days later, a witness came forward with information pertaining to the burglary and 4 suspects were generated from that interview. During follow up interviews, a warrant was obtained for Jennifer D. Tierce as she was linked in connection to the burglary.
Etowah County Deputies were provided a possible location for the wanted suspect, and was arrested last Saturday and booked in Cherokee County Detention Center. During a following interview, the suspected provided more information about three other suspects involved in the burglary.
The suspect also provided crucial information as to where the firearms went to, Chief Investigator Randy Mayorga continued following leads on the case and was able to link several suspects on the other end where the firearms went to.
Several suspects were arrested by Jefferson county Sheriff’s Office in connection to drug trades where the stolen firearms were used for the gain of Narcotics. The firearms were then seized by Jefferson County authorities, and will be returned to the victim.
Two individuals identified as 32 year old Jennifer Kay Tierce and 23 year old Justin Edward have been arrested in connection with case charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Tierce was additionally charged with Non-Support, two others have been identified and warrants have been issued for their arrest.
Chief Kirk Blankenship wishes to extend his appreciation to Lt. Matt Bales with Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, Investigator Jeremy Lassetter with Etowah County Sheriff’s office, and Lt. Matt Davis with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office in their efforts in retrieving the firearms back to the rightful owners. Chief Kirk Blankenship stated that their assistance in this investigation was crucial, and much more information was gathered from all the agencies working together.