Three people were arrested last week in connection with recent burglaries and robberies in the Hatton and Mt. Hope communities, according to a post from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Randy Dale Scott Jr., 36 of Moulton, Tommy Dan Whitfield, 48 of Moulton, and Timothy Appling, 52 of Tuscumbia, were arrested following a joint investigation by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office, a report said.

Scott was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and second-degree receiving stolen property. He was booked into the Lawrence County Jail on bond of $8,500 and will be held for probation violation.

Whitfield was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, second-degree receiving stolen property, and two counts of first-degree theft of property. He was booked at the jail with bond set at $25,000.

Appling is being held at the Colbert County Jail on a previous charge, according to the report. A hold has been placed for warrants from Lawrence County, including two third-degree burglary charges, receiving stolen property in the second degree, and two counts of first-degree theft of property.

Investigations are ongoing and further charges may be added, the sheriff’s office said.

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