Duo jailed in Alabama linked to local break-ins

Two men already in an Alabama jail are now linked to several crimes in metro Atlanta, including six vehicle break-ins in Cherokee County, police said Wednesday.

Oscar Moses Badger, 37, of Dania Beach, Fla., and Bobby Hanna, 24, of Plantation, Fla., are each being held on $2 million bond after their arrests Nov. 14 in Pelham, Ala., according to Lt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Badger, Hanna and a third unidentified man led officers in Pelham, a suburb of Birmingham, on a chase after an alleged car break-in at a daycare center. That chase ended when the suspects crashed, Baker said.

Badger and Hanna were arrested, but the third suspect fled the scene and remains at large, according to police.

While investigating the case, Pelham officers found evidence linking Badger and Hanna to break-ins at daycare centers and parks at Cherokee County between Nov. 1 and Nov. 10, Baker said. Cherokee deputies have secured arrest warrants for six counts of entering auto for both Badger and Hanna, and additional charges are likely, Baker said.

Investigators believe Badger and Hanna are also responsible for similar thefts in Gwinnett County and Peachtree City, Baker said.

But even though the pair has been charged with metro crimes, it could be months before either will be returned to Georgia. At the time of their arrests in Alabama, Badger and Hanna were out on bond for similar crimes in Pennsylvania and Texas, according to police.