FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 72
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 2:50 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
The Birmingham Police Department reports that two suspects are in custody in connection with
a burglary investigation.
On April 8, 2011 at 9:20 a.m., B.P.D.
City-Wide Task Force officers responded to investigate a burglary in progress in the
7100 block of 1st Avenue North. City-Wide Task Force officers arrived and
located the suspects inside the business cutting wire. One suspect was taken into custody inside the
business and the other fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, the second suspect was taken into custody
a block away from the scene.
The first suspect has been identified as: Ocie Williams, B/M, 48,
of Birmingham, Alabama. Detectives obtained a Burglary warrant and a Possession of Burglary Tools warrant
against the suspect.
The second suspect has been identified as: Cornelius Braxton, B/M, 25, of Birmingham, Alabama. Detectives obtained a Burglary warrant and a Possession of Burglary Tools warrant against the suspect.
The suspects are in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
A photo of the suspects may be obtained at the B.P.D. Headquarters, located at
1710 1st Avenue North.