Fort Payne man accused of burglarizing second school in as many months

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A Fort Payne man is once again in trouble with law enforcement as he is accused of breaking into a Jackson County school.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017 4:34 PM

Jackson County deputies say a Fort Payne man is once again behind bars after investigators connected him to a second school burglary in as many months.

Billy Edward Blake, 41, is charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree theft after being linked to an October 1 break-in at the school.

Blake is already in trouble with DeKalb County authorities, as he was also arrested in October in connection to a burglary at Henagar Middle School.

Blake remains in the Jackson County Jail, and his bond is not set as of Monday afternoon.

Jackson County authorities say Blake did not take a substantial amount from the school, and they are still working to find out what Blake's motive is.

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