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Big Burglary Ring busted in Fayette and Marion Counties

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Sandra Youngblood and her son Jacob Youngblood were involved in a rash of burglaries in two different counties. Sandra Youngblood and her son Jacob Youngblood were involved in a rash of burglaries in two different counties.
Anthony Pennington Anthony Pennington
Jefferey Cascio Jefferey Cascio
FAYETTE COUNTY - AL -

     A suspect's taste in fine jewelry and perfume gave law enforcement in Fayette County a big clue that a woman was likely involved in a string of burglaries that crossed multiple jurisdictions.

  The home break-ins began October 5th and police say one happened every Friday night up until December 13th.  Investigator Jeremy Lay with the Fayette County Sheriff's office says each time, "the same day  and same items were taken. There items taken like electronics, guitars"

   The first happened in the Fayette County jurisdiction, then the city of Winfield, then spread to Marion County and ultimately the town of Brilliant there.  The multiple agencies began to share information after getting tips that a woman by the name of Sandra Younglood, who was recently released from prison may be involved.  But, all along they didn't believe she was acting alone.

   Other than similarities of the cases and Youngblood's name , police say they had little evidence until one rainy Friday, authorities say the burglars left a muddy track behind.  "We were able to lift that and there was a hair that got caught in the glass from where they made entry -- a blonde hair strand" said Sgt. Brent Burleson with the Winfield Police Department.

   That hair was traced back to Sandra Youngblood.  Police then checked area Pawn Shops.  "From all the dates of the burglaries, We found that she was pawning items the day after each burglary," said Investigator Lay.

   Sandra Youngblood was arrested and so was her boyfriend, Anthony Pennington...her son, Jacob Youngblood and his friend - Jefferey Cascio.  Authorities say Sandra Youngblood was the leader and together they took nearly $300,000 in personal belongings from the eight homes across two counties.

   All four suspects face multiple charges of burglary, theft and receiving stolen property.  Sandra Youngblood also faces a charge of attempting to allude police.

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