The defendants did not appear in court Wednesday after attorneys representing the three firefighters filed written waivers of arraignment.
St. Clair County Presiding Circuit Court Judge Jim Hill set a tentative trial date for Sept. 17.
According to court documents, a Northern Division St. Clair County grand jury indicted Brian Keith Barbee, 51, of Steele for first-degree theft of property by deception, first-degree theft of property and second-degree theft of property.
Robert Lee Bragg, 33, of Ashville was indicted for second-degree theft of property.
Jason Scott Jovzpary, 24, of Ashville was indicted for first-degree theft of property by deception and first-degree theft of property.
Assistant District Attorney Carol Boone said she could not comment on the state’s pending criminal case against the three defendants.
She said first-degree theft of property is a Class B felony and a defendant convicted of that charge could face two to 20 years in prison. Second-degree theft of property is a Class C felony and a defendant convicted of that charge could face one year and one day to 10 years in prison.
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