A 52 year old Gadsden man was apparently caught in the act, while trying to steal items from the home of a Ridgeville resident on Wednesday afternoon. According to information contained in a news release from Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin; the homeowner arrived as Robin Gene Bishop was allegedly in the process of loading the stolen items into a truck.
The homeowner dialed 9-1-1 and Deputies Victor Payne and Dwight Fuller quickly arrived at the scene – taking Bishop into custody; a second suspect managed to get away.
Bishop was charged with Theft of Property 1st Degree and Burglary 3rd Degree – both felonies.
He is currently being detained in the Etowah County Detention Center with bond set at $7,500.
The search for the second suspect continues.