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Suspect connected to several burglaries arrested

Timothy Heptinstall, 25, of Beauregard (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office) Timothy Heptinstall, 25, of Beauregard (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office)

From the Lee County Sheriff's Office

LEE COUNTY, AL - 
During the months of November and December of 2010, several burglaries were reported in the eastern part of the Beauregard community of Lee County, Alabama. 

Multiple items including: guns, jewelry, U.S. Currency and electronics were reported stolen from various homes during the residential break-ins.

In the first part of February 2011, Lee County Sheriff's Investigators identified Timothy Shane Heptinstall, 25, of Beauregard, as a potential suspect in the burglaries that had been occurring in the Beauregard area. 

On February 2, 2011, at approximately 2:00 PM/CST, Heptinstall was arrested on three (3) counts of Burglary in the Third Degree, one (1) count of Theft of Property in the First Degree and two (2) counts of Theft of Property in the Second Degree warrants associated with the November and December 2010 break-ins. 

Investigators recovered two firearms and two laptop computers that had been reported stolen by Heptinstall in his burglary crime spree.

These stolen items have been identified and returned to the victims of the crimes. 

Heptinstall was being held in the Lee County Detention Facility but has been released after posting a twenty thousand ($20,000.00) dollar bond. 

The arrest of Heptinstall has cleared seven (7) different residential break-ins in the Beauregard community. 

This case is still under investigation and other similar type charges are expected to be filed against Heptinstall.

If you have any information about this case or any other case please contact  Lee County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-522-7847. 

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