NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801
 

Mark Hudson
Interim Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043

 

Recovery of Stolen STAC Funds

 

Huntsville, Alabama (March 2, 2011) On Tuesday February 15, 2011, a contract technician was performing service work in the STAC offices.  While in the offices, the individual stole $13,610.00 that had been seized in a drug case. The money had been processed and sealed awaiting the civil seizure process. A criminal investigation was immediately initiated.  This investigation resulted in the arrest of the offender this morning. Wesley Eugene Pyle, 27 of Madison, Alabama was arrested and charged with Theft of Property First Degree and is being held in the Metro Jail on a $5,000.00 bond.  The criminal investigation also resulted in the recovery of all the money. This incident in no way jeopardizes or compromises any pending cases. 

 

An administrative investigation has been conducted and corrective actions have been taken to ensure this type incident does not happen again.

 

Chief Hudson will be available for questions in the training room of the Public Safety Center at 4:30 pm this afternoon.