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Two arrested in Halloween heist

DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY
dewayne@mcnews.online
MOUNT IDA – An alleged Halloween break in at Mount Ida Pharmacy has led to the arrest of two Houston Texas men who have been charged with three felonies each.
According to a statement released by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, they were contacted at approximately 11:52 p.m. Sunday, October 31, regarding an alleged break in at the Mount Ida Pharmacy. Deputy Brandon Cook and Deputy William Bartel responded to the call.

Carl Brooks
Donald Spencer

The press release states that Deputy Cook observed a vehicle leaving the scene and later made contact with the vehicle on Ball Park Road close to Bobby Barrett Elementary School.
Carl Anthony Brooks, Jr. and Donald Ray Spencer, Jr. were allegedly identified as persons in the vehicle followed by Deputy Cook. Both Spencer and Cook are from Houston Texas.
The press release states that evidence was collected from the vehicle. Chief Deputy Will Brakefield and Lieutenant Greg Harmon were called to the scene. The vehicle and the pharmacy were processed for evidence.
Spencer and Brooks have each been charged with one count each of commercial burglary, a class C felony; theft of property greater than $5,000 but less than $25,000, a class C felony; and trafficking a controlled substance, a class Y felony.
Both men appeared for their first judicial appearance Friday, November 5, in circuit court in Mount Ida. The public defender’s office was appointed to represent both of them. They are currently being held on $150,000 bonds.
All persons mentioned in the article are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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