According to Anniston police Capt. Allen George, Allen Pierce, 49, of Anniston, had been seen leaving the home on the 1300 block of Canterbury Court by the grandmother’s son, Pierce’s uncle.
George said that when police arrived, they found the window of a back door had been broken. Pierce, who had been walking on the corner of Canterbury Court and Canterbury Square, was stopped by an officer after Pierce’s uncle gave a description of the clothes worn by the man he saw leaving the home, George said.
The captain said Pierce told police he had lost his key to the house and had to break the window to get inside. Pierce had cuts on his forearms and hands. According to George, officers entered the Golden Springs home and found two duffel bags full of clothing, the couch and a bed covered in blood.
The captain said Pierce was not arrested at the time of the incident because Pierce’s mother, an executor of the grandmother’s home, did not cooperate with police, despite having initially told officers her son was not allowed in the home.
Pierce’s uncle decided to press charges and a warrant was issued for Pierce’s arrest on Wednesday, George said.
Pierce was already in the Calhoun County Jail on Monday on warrants for another charge of felony third-degree robbery, according to a police report.
Pierce was charged on Wednesday with felony third-degree burglary with a bond set at $10,000, according to a police report.
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