815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Lewis Morris
Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Dr. Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043

Burglary Suspects Arrested



Huntsville, Alabama (September 17, 2013) The Huntsville Police Department’s Burglary Task Force  has actively been investigating a string of residential burglaries throughout the city and in Madison County.  The offenders were targeting subdivisions still under construction, mainly in the southwest and northwest areas of the city.  The offenders would enter the homes that were close to completion and take the new appliances.


Investigators were able to develop a suspect in the case, and after a short stakeout, they were able to take the suspect into custody at a used appliance store on Oakwood Avenue.  Investigators arrested Robert Dale Jarvis, 46 year old W/M, on September 11, 2013, and charged him with five counts of Burglary 3rd Degree.  Investigators believe that Jarvis is responsible for over fifty burglaries in the past year.


The investigation also led to the arrest of a father and son, who own used appliance stores on Oakwood Avenue and Pratt Avenue.  Ernest Clayton Sharp, 81 year old W/M, and Earnest Roger Sharp, 58 year old W/M, were both arrested on September 16, 2013, and charged with one count each of Buying/Receiving Stolen Property 3rd Degree. Investigators were able to recover 23 ranges, 5 refrigerators, 1 dishwasher, 1 microwave and a garbage disposal. The investigation is ongoing.

All 3 suspects
were booked into the Madison County Metro Jail yesterday. Mr. Jarvis’ bond was set at $225,900 and Mr. Ernest and Mr. Earnest Sharp’s bond were set at $30,000.  

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