OBPD identifies robbery suspect arrested in Baldwin County for breaking into home, 31 cars

Baldwin County

UPDATE (2:15 P.M.) – The OBPD identified the robbery suspect as 19-year-old Tanner Childress of Gulf Shores.

OBPD provides further details in a press release:

On 3/29/20 at approximately 0505 hours, officers responded to area of Martinique Drive in the Terry Cove Subdivision, for the report of a possible Burglary. The nanny at this residence was awakened by the family dog barking at the owners closed bedroom door. It was discovered that all of the bedroom drawers and cabinets were open and had been gone through.
While on scene, officers were notified of a male dressed in black on a golf cart checking out houses. Officers found the golf cart and driver. The driver later identified as Tanner Childress 19 of Gulf Shores. Childress was armed with a handgun when officers made contact. Officers also located a backpack full of property and guns in the golf cart.
Upon further investigation the golf cart was stolen and it was found that besides the house that was burglarized, 31 cars were broken into.

Mr. Childress was arrested and will be charged with 47 criminal charges. The charges range from Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling to Theft of Property Third Degree. Childress was transported to the Baldwin County Corrections Center.

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) – The Orange Beach Police Dept. says a thief broke into an occupied home and 31 cars while the owners were inside their home over the weekend.

Authorities recovered a stolen golf cart, 5 guns, jewelry, and cash.

Most of the stolen belongings, found in a backpack, were returned to its owners before they knew it was gone.

The suspect faces about 40 felony charges.


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