June 26, 2019–8:12 p.m.
FLOYD COUNTY POLICE
A 21-year old Boaz, Alabama man has been arrested in connection with a burglary and arson at the Rozy Food Mart near the Georgia-Alabama Line that occurred last month.
According to Floyd County Police, Dustin Wade Smith was arrested by Etowah County, Alabama authorities late Tuesday on warrants charging him with second-degree burglary, smash and grab burglary, criminal damage to property, second-degree arson, possession of tools in commission of a crime and theft by taking. All but the theft are felonies.
Patrol responded to the store on May 21 after the alarm company notified the owner of a possible burglary.
When the store owner viewed the surveillance footage, he saw a man attempting to set fire to his store.
When police arrived they found significant damage inside but the suspect had left the scene.
After the fire department cleared the building, investigators found several points of origin.
Random items of merchandise were set ablaze.
Smith is accused of stealing $300 cash and a case of beer.
Media coverage of this incident has helped police identify Smith and make charges.
He was out on bond for a vehicle theft that occurred in Jackson County, Alabama. That stolen vehicle was recovered in Tennessee.
Smith is currently being housed in Alabama awaiting extradition.