Barbeau, Warford connected to second theft
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By Chris Wilcox

Tribune-Courier News Reporter

The pair allegedly involved in the vandalism and burglary of the Marshall County Exceptional Center on March 25 were rearrested last week on a new set of charges.

Cody Barbeau and Corey Warford, both 19, appeared in Marshall County District Court Friday for arraignment before special District Judge Randy Hutchins from Calloway County to face charges for a burglary that happened on March 19 at the Hardin Baptist Church on College Street.

The pair has been charged with third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking from a building of more than $500, but less than $10,000.

After having pleas of not guilty entered on their behalf, Judge Hutchins set Barbeau and Warford’s preliminary hearings regarding the theft at the church for Wednesday.

According to police records, members of the Hardin Baptist Church reported two of their buildings being burglarized on March 19 and that there had been a broken window, multiple damaged doors and a safe damaged during the course of the burglary.

The burglars stole approximately $500 in cash, foreign currency from Brazil and Thailand and computer equipment with an estimated value of $4,519.

While detectives made attempts to learn the identity of the thieves there were no solid leads until last Tuesday when Warford, who had been released into his parent’s custody on a $5,000 property bond for the Exceptional Center burglary, attempted to exchange foreign currency at the Benton Branch of CFSB.

CFSB bank security officer Russ Claiborne detained Warford until officers from the sheriff’s department arrived to question him regarding the burglary.

According to the citation, Warford stated he and Barbeau broke into the church together.

Both were lodged in the Marshall County Detention Center on $5,000 cash bonds.

The two men had previously been arrested for allegedly breaking into the Marshall County Exceptional Center on March 25 and causing more than $25,000 worth of damages. Barbeau and Warford have preliminary hearings scheduled in District Court on Wednesday for charges of third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and tampering with physical evidence.
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