Hartselle man charged with breaking into vehiclePublished 6:30pm Monday, September 30, 2013
A Hartselle man is in custody after being charged with breaking into a Decatur man’s vehicle, using his debit card at a nearby gas station and stealing another vehicle.
Jonathan Paul Grantland, 26, of 611 Gable Circle of Hartselle was charged with breaking and entering, three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and one count of theft of property first degree. He was booked into the Decatur City Jail and later transferred to the Morgan County Jail in lieu of a $27,000 cash bond.
A Decatur man reported that his vehicle broken into on Sept. 25 around 5:30 a.m. and that his wallet was missing from the vehicle. The victim pulled up his bank statement on his phone and saw that his debit card that was in his wallet had been used at a gas station.
The victim spoke with the clerk at the gas station, who was able to give a description of the vehicle the suspect was in. Being familiar with the vehicle, the victim showed Decatur Police where the vehicle’s owner lived.
A police detective made contact with the suspect, identified as Grantland. He was questioned and then released about 2:15 p.m. Grantland did not have a ride home and left the Police Department walking.
Another victim reported his vehicle stolen from his residence between 2 and 3:30 p.m. from his residence on Eighth Street Southwest.
Hartselle Police found Grantland passed out in the driver’s seat of the stolen vehicle at the Hartselle Sonic.
He was arrested for non-related charges by the HPD and later questioned about the other stolen vehicle.