13 guns, ammo stolen from home in Morgan Co.

WAAY 31 talked with the homeowner about the invasion.

Posted: May 15, 2019 6:27 PM

A Morgan County community is on edge after someone broke into a house and stole 13 guns.

It all happened at a home on Highway 231 in Lacey’s Spring.

WAAY 31 talked with the homeowner about the invasion.

“When I got home, I noticed that the door was standing open," Trish Reid said. "I was sitting there and I knew I had dead-bolted our door. Then, I noticed the panel was out.”

That's what Trish Reid found when she returned home from work on Friday.

Not knowing if a criminal was still inside her home, Reid called 9-1-1 and waited for deputies to get there before she went in.

“We feel invaded now," she said. "Somebody just comes into your home, and stuff that you do work for, they just pick it up and walk out with it.”

Some of the things they took from her closets included a pocketknife, fishing gear, 13 guns, and ammo.

Reid said she’s most concerned about the guns—not just because they could be used in crimes, but because they were gifts from family members who’ve passed away.

“A lot of them have sentimental value," Reid said. "For things like that, you can’t replace it. You have insurance but, still, you can’t replace what somebody gave you that meant a lot to you.”

Reid told WAAY 31 the intrusion has definitely made her more cautious.

“We have had all kinds of security cameras put up," she said.

And Reid hopes her neighbors will follow her lead.

“I hope that it doesn’t happen to anyone else and people will take more precautious measures to protect their homes and themselves," she said.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office says a nearby business was also burglarized, but they don't believe the two incidents are related.

Huntsville
Scattered Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 93°
Florence
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 94°
Fayetteville
Scattered Clouds
84° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 87°
Decatur
Broken Clouds
87° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 91°
Scottsboro
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 94°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 94827

Reported Deaths: 1674
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson12486232
Mobile9420204
Montgomery6449148
Madison516130
Tuscaloosa405769
Baldwin338023
Unassigned319060
Shelby316432
Marshall306034
Lee258844
Morgan229517
Etowah204128
DeKalb174513
Calhoun167213
Elmore167238
Walker149864
Houston134812
Dallas130523
St. Clair128915
Russell12772
Limestone126113
Franklin123820
Cullman118912
Colbert114113
Lauderdale112315
Autauga105021
Escambia104416
Talladega96713
Jackson9244
Tallapoosa84179
Chambers83538
Dale80223
Blount7593
Butler75635
Chilton7456
Coffee7365
Covington71620
Pike6877
Lowndes56724
Barbour5655
Marion56224
Marengo53614
Clarke4949
Hale46426
Bullock45011
Winston44011
Perry4364
Wilcox41410
Bibb4134
Monroe4084
Randolph39410
Conecuh37810
Pickens3779
Sumter36018
Lawrence3321
Macon32013
Washington32012
Crenshaw3123
Choctaw27712
Cherokee2587
Greene24911
Henry2493
Geneva2480
Clay2375
Lamar2122
Fayette1835
Cleburne1251
Coosa1012
Out of AL00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 116350

Reported Deaths: 1186
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Shelby22212300
Davidson20001211
Rutherford629853
Hamilton588449
Knox429837
Williamson340525
Sumner331672
Unassigned30368
Out of TN283116
Wilson219023
Bradley181712
Montgomery181513
Sevier17916
Putnam167716
Trousdale15786
Robertson150619
Hamblen134614
Blount12229
Maury11597
Tipton11559
Washington11312
Madison98415
Bedford90111
Sullivan89512
Hardeman85815
Macon85513
Lake7650
Loudon7053
Bledsoe6861
Dickson6521
Fayette6528
Anderson6516
Gibson6444
Dyer5937
Cheatham5697
Lawrence5276
Jefferson5253
Henderson5172
Rhea5171
McMinn50920
Obion4904
Coffee4823
Warren4794
Carter4735
Lauderdale4558
Hardin4447
Cocke4392
Haywood4356
Smith4294
Roane4232
Greene4187
Hawkins4167
Cumberland3986
Monroe3979
Giles36913
Weakley3633
McNairy3515
DeKalb3312
Franklin3024
Marshall2753
Carroll2723
Lincoln2681
Crockett2534
Henry2480
Hickman2480
White2465
Claiborne2420
Campbell2291
Johnson2250
Wayne2242
Marion2134
Chester2062
Grainger1890
Decatur1883
Polk1853
Overton1551
Unicoi1480
Union1410
Cannon1360
Benton1261
Humphreys1183
Jackson1121
Scott1100
Grundy1082
Sequatchie1000
Meigs990
Morgan981
Fentress790
Hancock771
Perry770
Stewart740
Clay710
Lewis671
Houston560
Moore550
Van Buren350
Pickett301

Community Events