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Dadeville man indicted for burglary, theft

Published 5:44pm Monday, July 29, 2013

A Dadeville man will have to answer for 12 counts of burglary and theft after being charged by an Elmore County grand jury earlier this month.
Matthew Blake Mann, 26, of Dadeville was arrested July 18 on a grand jury indictment charging him with 12 counts of third-degree burglary, nine counts of second-degree theft of property and three counts of third-degree theft of property.
The theft and burglary charges are connected to up to 30 burglaries of homes on Lake Martin along the Elmore and Tallapoosa county lines.
Most of the homes which were burglarized were on Russell Lands property, according to Mack Daugherty, chief of security for Russell Lands.
“At least 12 homes on the Tallapoosa County side of the lake were hit and the rest were on the Elmore County side,” Daugherty told The Herald in March.
Mann was originally arrested and charged March 6 with three counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree theft and one count of receiving stolen property in Tallapoosa County.
The burglaries spanned a six-month period in which Mann allegedly forced his way into the homes and took electronics.
“He wouldn’t take any of the older model (TVs),” Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett told The Herald in March. “He didn’t take cash, jewelry or anything else other than TVs.”
Daugherty said the case came together when Mann was positively identified after attempting to pawn the stolen TVs at an Alexander City pawn shop.
In addition to the charges in Elmore County, Mann will also face charges in Tallapoosa County.
Abbett said Mann had a pending charge in Coosa County and had recently been indicted by a Tallapoosa County grand jury on domestic violence charges.

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