PHOTO: Doyle Cordell Hawk, 42 of New Market, has been charged with the break-in at the Rainsville RiteAid two weeks ago. Hawk is currently being held in the Madison County Jail. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)
By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor
RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville Police Department (RPD) has announced that a man in custody in Madison County has been charged with the break-in that occurred at the Rainsville RiteAid two weeks ago (Monday, July 10).
According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, Hawk is already being held on a $1.5 million bond regarding drug trafficking charges from Madison County. As of this afternoon, Hawk received two additional charges from DeKalb County for Burglary, 3rd Degree and Theft of Property, 1st Degree. Each charge carries it's own $1 million bond; elevating the total bond to $3.5 million. Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith said more charges are pending.
Hawk was arrested after a search of a home by the Madison County Sheriff's Office the day after the burglary, which netted a large amount of drugs. "We have approximately 9,000 assorted, controlled substance pills," said Madison County Capt. Mike Salomonsky, in a press conference held the next day.
"Everything from OxyCodone, Adderall, liquid OxyCodone, $30,500 in cash, Xanax, Fentanyl patches, and I think hydrocodone," said Salomonsky of what deputies found. Morphine and Cocaine were also recovered at the house. Salomonsky also explained that the large amount of narcotics probably came from pharmacy burglaries, but none had been reported in the Madison County area.
"Now comes the part of determining where the pills came from," Salomonsky said as he concluded his press conference.
On Tuesday, July 11, it was discovered that the Rainsville RiteAid had been burglarized, and investigators in Rainsville had been working the case since then. It was also reported by the RPD that the phone lines had been cut and the alarm at the building deactivated.
Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith said, "The Rainsville Police Department would like to say a great big Thank You to Madison County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division for all of their assistance in this matter."
"We couldn't have done it without all of their excellent help. I will be contacting the Sheriff of Madison County to let him know how much we appreciate their help. Detective Todd Bowen, Detective Eric Tidmore, and myself have worked on this case since it occurred and we are thrilled to let y'all know that we have the man responsible for the burglary and theft," said Chief Smith.