June 13, 2014
The Alabama Agriculture and Rural Crime Unit (ARCU) and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men May 28, in connection with recent cattle thefts. Brothers David Grant Fulmer, 28, of Collinsville and Eddie Ray Fulmer, 31, of Albertville now face multiple theft charges.
In mid-May, more than 50 head of cattle and farm equipment were reported stolen from farms in the New Harmony and Lebanon communities.
“ARCU investigators are very familiar with these types of thefts and have contacts all over the South to track cattle and livestock movements,” said DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris. “This is another case of working together with all available resources to solve crimes.”
According to ARCU Commander Gene Wiggins, the unit has worked more than 100 cases, recovered more than $1.5 million in stolen property and made 55 arrests since its inception in June 2013.
To report suspicious activity, contact the ARCU tipline at 1-855-75-CRIME.