Timothy Lamar McCauley, 23, was in the Calhoun County Jail on Tuesday on charges of second-degree receipt of stolen property and third-degree burglary. He also faces four misdemeanor charges including possession of marijuana, resisting arrest and attempting to elude officers, according to police reports.
According to Anniston police Capt. Allen George, on Nov. 21, two officers saw McCauley walking on the 2200 block of Walnut Street. George said the officers recognized McCauley and knew there was a warrant for his arrest.
When the officers attempted to detain him, George said, McCauley ran and entered a home on the 400 block of West 22 Street.
The captain said that when officers entered the home to look for McCauley, they saw him trying to escape through a rear window. When he failed to get out of the window, he tried to escape through the back door, which he knocked down, the captain said. A police report said the total damage to the door was valued at $150.
The captain said that during his arrest McCauley would not cooperate with officers, refusing to give them his hands. The officers also found a bag containing marijuana on the floor, George said.
According to the captain, the initial warrant for McCauley’s arrest involved an incident in which McCauley fled from another officer in September. The officer tried to stop McCauley for not wearing his seatbelt as he drove down the 2900 block of Walnut Street. The captain said that McCauley drove away from the officer, and after a brief chase, crashed his silver Ford Thunderbird into a vehicle parked at Norwood Homes.
According to the captain, when McCauley ran from the officer on foot, the officer inspected McCauley’s vehicle and discovered a Glock handgun on the floorboards. According to a warrant for McCauley’s arrest, the gun had been reported stolen in September.
McCauley was being held in the Calhoun County Jail on Tuesday. Total bond was set at $25,000, according to court records and police reports. He is to appear in court on Dec. 19.
Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.