Christopher Monroe Coats, 21, faces charges of first-degree receipt of stolen property, and could receive additional charges, said Anniston police Sgt. Chris Sparks.
Sparks said officers at the Training Center called police around 7 a.m. when they spotted Coats driving a blue 2008 Chevy Impala belonging to the government, normally driven by the chief warrants officer at the center. Officers at the center later discovered a building had been burglarized, with forced entry through a window. The keys to the vehicle and a Dell laptop computer were missing, according to a police report.
Sparks said police arrested Coats at the center. Investigators were still questioning Coats Monday, and Sparks said he didn’t know whether the man was a member of the National Guard.
Attempts Monday to reach the office of the Alabama National Guard were not successful.
A warrant for Coats’ arrest was filed in Calhoun County District Court on Monday. Coats is being held at the Calhoun County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 14.
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