FLAT CREEK COMMUNITY, Ala. (WDHN) — Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms credits a rural, neighborhood watch group with the arrest of a suspect on burglary charges.

Sheriff Helms says Scotty Hendrix faces two burglaries and one theft of property charge.
He reportedly broke into two barns off of Alford Road in the Flat Creek Community of Western
Geneva County over the weekend.

The sheriff says homeowners were able to get a description and other important information about the 45-year-old suspect who is from the Hartford area.

The sheriff says Hendrix was recently released from a state prison after serving time on similar
break-in charges. He has a long history of property crimes.

With the Christmas season, Sheriff Helms says folks need to be aware of their surroundings and make sure they use common sense and do not become a burglary victim.