2 of 3 suspects in Elmore County shelter burglary arrested
WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) - Two of the three suspects wanted in connection with the burglary at the Elmore County Humane Shelter have been identified, according to the Wetumpka Police Department.
WPD officials confirmed an anonymous tip to CrimeStoppers identified two of the suspects as Robert Hilton Missildine, 25, of Montgomery, and William Joshua Adair, 30, of Deatsville.
Both Missildine and Adair have been taken into custody.
A third suspect, who has yet to be identified, remains at large.
The burglars jimmied open the back door at the shelter, located on Central Plank Road, broke the glass in the interior door leading to the office, then went through drawers until they came across the keys to the shelter's vehicles, a black Ford F-150 and a red Dodge pickup.
Montgomery police located the vehicles Monday night near Narrow Lane Road. They were out of gas but otherwise intact.
Rea Cord, executive director for the shelter, said the dogs and cats were not harmed during the course of the burglary.
This was not the suspects' first brush with the law. In July 2017, Missildine was indicted on burglary in the third degree, two counts of theft in the fourth degree, two counts of breaking and entering a vehicle and theft of a car. The crimes were committed in 2016, per the indictment, and Missildine pleaded guilty in the case.
Missildine was also indicted in April 2018 for possession of a controlled substance and attempting to elude law enforcement in Elmore County, which he was arrested for in March 2017.
Adair was under indictment in Chilton County for possession of a controlled substance at the time of his arrest in the robbery. He was also indicted in 2015 for the theft of a boat in Elmore County. Court documents indicate he violated the terms of his release and was due back in court in August.
Anyone with information on the final suspect's identity or location should call police or CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.
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