Prolific Thieves Nailed by Polk County Sheriff's Office
Alert Deputy Stops a Suspicious Truck That Was Loaded With Stolen Property. Father/Son Tandem Arrested.
Clifford James, 24, of Indian Springs
Richard James, 45, of Indian Springs (Clifford James' father)
Sheriff's Office Busts Prolific Thieves, 2 Remain at Large, INDIAN SPRINGS, August 23, 2010 - On the morning of August 23, 2010 the Polk County Sheriff's Office initiated a criminal investigation into the Burglary of several travel trailers located on a hunting lease in a remote area of Polk County. According to Detective Christopher Lima, at approximately 1 am, Deputy David Ramsey was patrolling the subdivision of Indian Springs and observed a red Chevy truck traveling on Richardson Road and loaded with what appeared to be several generators and other items. The alert Deputy stated that the truck looked suspicious. Ramsey pulled the truck over and through questioning the occupants was able to obtain a confession. Ramsey arrested both men identified as Clifford James, 24, and his father Richard James, 45, both of Indian Springs.
Deputy Ramsey was soon joined by Sergeant William Jerry, Deputy Lee Rogers, Detective Lima, the Alabama Coushatta Tribal Security. Through their combined efforts they were able to recover several stolen generators, a utility trailer, camping items, a welding rig, air conditioners, a microwave oven and multiple other miscellaneous items (all from 12 different travel trailers located at the deer lease). Fake weed was also found on the dashboard of the truck.