In the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 3, DeKalb County (Ala.) deputies recovered a 2018 Ford Super Duty pickup truck that had been reported stolen from Dade County. The vehicle was found at a residence on Bailey’s Chapel Road in Rainsville. No arrests have been made in connection to the vehicle but the investigation is still ongoing.
Also on Feb. 3, at approximately 5:30 a.m. deputies responded to a call of burglary at the Fyffe Unclaimed Storage on Alabama Highway 75 in Fyffe. Deputies found a couple, Steven Warren (left), 37, and his wife, Jessica Marie Tishaw Warren (below), 33, both of Shiloh, behind the building with items taken from a storage container belonging to the business. Both subjects were arrested and charged with burglary 3rd and theft of property. Upon further investigation, DeKalb County investigators discovered that both subjects had been involved in multiple burglaries of two other locations the same night. Both subjects face multiple felony charges including burglary and theft of property. The Warrens also face child endangerment and possible abandonment charges in the case related below.
DeKalb County deputies and Fyffe police responded to a 911 call of three small children walking up Tumlin Road in Shiloh unsupervised. The children told the reporting motorist that they had woken up and their parents were not in the house. The children stated they were scared and were trying to get to their grandmother’s house.
Two of the children, ages 7 and 5, are the biological daughters of Steven Warren. The third child, age 5, is the biological daughter of Jessica Tishaw Warren. The children were left home alone during the times that both subjects were out. At their burglary arrest, neither of the parents advised the arresting officers that their children were home alone.
DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris appeals to the public for any information on the stolen pickup truck from Dade. If you have such information, please call the Dade County Sheriff’s Office, (423) 657-3233 or the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office, (256) 845-3801. He also thanks the motorist who found the Warrens' children for staying and watching over them until deputies arrived.