BOAZ, AL (WBRC) – A burglary suspect is awaiting extradition from Georgia after trying to avoid being apprehended by Etowah County deputies.
The Etowah County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Jeremy Willis Neeley broke a window to gain entrance to a Boaz residence. Once inside, Neeley stole a flat screen TV, stereo equipment and the family's Boston terrier.
Investigator Shane Hartley with the Sheriff's Office found that the TV had been pawned in Guntersville a few hours after the Burglary.
Hartley was able to contact Neeley by phone. Neeley admitted to breaking into the house and stealing the items. He also stated that he released the dog into the victim's yard two days after the incident.
Neeley refused to meet with the investigator and said he did not want to go to jail. He was apprehended on Thursday night during a traffic stop in LaFayette, Georgia.
The TV and dog have been returned to the owner; the stereo equipment has yet to be recovered.
Neeley is awaiting extradition from Georgia to face the charges.