- Cullman, Alabama

January 17, 2014

2 arrested in connection to Saint Joseph Drive murder (UPDATED WITH PHOTOS)

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

LAKE GEORGE — Two men have been arrested for theft and burglary in connection to the murder of Frederick William Galin, 71, which occurred at his Saint Joseph Drive home. No one has been charged with the mid-December murder, though authorities say two local men are facing charges connected to Galin's case.

John Edward Cole has been charged with theft of property in the first degree in connection to the theft of a 1966 Chevrolet Super Sport stolen from the victim's residence. He is also facing a charge of receiving stolen property. Investigators believe the vehicle was stolen on December 16, the same date of Galin's death.

Robert Espy, Jr. has been charged with two counts of third-degree burglary that have been linked to the murder investigation.

Both men are being held on $200,000 bonds, and authorities say additional charges could be forthcoming.