From: Chief P.K. Johnson
Photos by Dane Urban
On Friday, May 15, 2020, Millbrook police responded to a burglary alarm at the Millbrook City Library, located at 3650 Grandview Road. Upon arrival officers encountered a suspect outside of the building, who was taken into custody quickly and without incident. The suspect, later identified a Christopher D. Moody, a 34 year-old Millbrook resident was treated by Millbrook fire rescue personnel at the scene for a laceration to one of his arms. Moody was then transported to the Elmore County Community Hospital for additional treatment for his injuries. Upon completion of treatment Moody was placed in the Elmore County Jail, being charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief 1st Degree with no bond pending warrants being obtained and served.
I’m extremely saddened to report this incident, as it’s just senseless. After taking the alleged offender into custody, our officers discovered that the building sustained extensive damage to both its outer and inside glass doors, exterior windows and electronics inside the building were damaged as well. Our library is used heavily by our citizens and the city personnel that work and volunteer there put a lot of time and effort into that place and they take pride in serving our community. I just hate they had to arrive this morning and see all that damage. It’s just so senseless and unnecessary.
I want to commend our officers for their quick and professional response. They were able to apprehend the alleged offender quickly and without incident. The laceration that he was treated for is believed to have occurred during the offense and not as a result of his contact with law enforcement. At this time we are unable to comment as to a motive but believe the individual was under the influence of some type of intoxicant at the time he was taken into custody. Our officers did an outstanding job in this case. I’m sure that we’ll have our library back into top shape very soon. This case remains under investigation.