HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — Officers are looking for a suspect who may have been involved in several burglaries across Homewood.
On Wednesday, officers with the Homewood Police Department blocked off the area of Golden Crest Drive near Valley Avenue at 9 a.m. while searching the woods near the CBS 42 news station. One officer was armed with a rifle while another had a pistol drawn.
The suspect has been identified as Donte Stephenson, 32, who is accused of robbing a residence on Valley View Circle Wednesday morning, as well as one on Beckham Drive Oct. 17.
As a result of the search, Homewood Middle School was placed on lockdown, although classes continued. As of noon, the lockdown was lifted at the school.
Police described Stephenson as wearing a black shirt and tan pants.
Anyone with information on Stephenson’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the HPD at 205-332-6060 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.