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Suspect accused of theft from SouthFresh Feeds

An employee of SouthFresh Feeds is facing theft charges after police say they witnessed him taking bags of feeds after hours.

Chester Brown, 47, of Greensboro was arrested March 3 and charged with third degree burglary.

Chester Brown

According to law enforcement, Brown’s arrest came after officers with the Demopolis Police Department worked a burglary detail at the feed manufacturer on Maria Avenue.   The officers were deployed inside of the business after being told the thefts were occurring after hours.

Police said that at approximately 10:45 p.m., a vehicle driven by Brown pulled into the business and he proceeded to load 18 large bags of feed into the vehicle.   

Brown was an employee of the Southfresh Feeds, but did not have permission to be on the property after hours and did not have authorization to take any feed, according to police.

Brown was processed and transported to the Marengo County Detention Center to await a bond hearing.

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, March 14 issue of the Demopolis Times.)