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Man in jail linked to copper thefts

ATHENS — A man already charged with the burglary of three convenience stores and a church now is a suspect in copper thefts, Athens police said.

Capt. Marty Bruce said police charged Danny Ray Cobb Jr., 24, of 1209 Seventh Ave., Athens, with two counts of second-degree theft for allegedly taking copper from two houses under construction on Missy Leigh Lane and Merlot Drive.

Police and the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department first arrested Cobb on Monday on four counts of third-degree burglary. Cobb and his girlfriend allegedly burglarized three stores and the Athens Church of God.

Cobb is in the county jail in lieu of a $12,000 bond.

Holly Hollman

Man allegedly hits wife with bottle, car

ATHENS — An Athens man allegedly used a beer bottle and car to attack his wife Tuesday, a Limestone investigator said.

Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Stanley McNatt said Kerry Trent Green, 43, of 25157 Copeland Road allegedly hit his wife in the head with a beer bottle during an argument.

McNatt said Green then got in the car to leave.

“When she tried to stop him, he knocked her down with the car,” McNatt said.

Green’s wife suffered lacerations and abrasions to her left hand and arm and right knee.

A deputy pulled Green over and arrested him for second-degree domestic violence and
driving with a suspended license.

McNatt said, at the jail, officers allegedly found a bag of marijuana and charged him with first-degree possession of marijuana.

Green is out of jail on $7,800 bond.

Holly Hollman

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