A reported burglary in progress Saturday afternoon on Darby Road resulted in the arrest of two men who were seen by a neighbor and held at gunpoint until sheriff's deputies arrived.
A reported burglary in progress Saturday afternoon on Darby Road resulted in the arrest of two men who were seen by a neighbor and held at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies arrived.
Jerel Powell, 21, and Barry Payton, 21, reportedly entered the house at about 1 p.m. and had loaded two televisions and other items into a car when they were seen, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for the two Monday.
Sheriff’s Investigator Randy Jackson reported that the neighbor saw the two and confronted them and one of them claimed that the house belonged to a relative which the neighbor knew was not true because the house belonged to a relative of the neighbor.
Kizer said when the homeowner arrived, he identified the televisions and a computer which were found in the men’s car, and also reported that jewelry was missing from the house which was not found.
Payton has an extensive criminal history, Kizer said, and had been to the penitentiary twice for residential burglary and other crimes, while Powell had only a “couple of misdemeanor conviction.”
Because of his prior history, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 only cash bond for Payton and a $10,000 secured bond for Powell after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge both with residential burglary and theft of property.
Bridgforth told the two to come back to court Aug. 20 at 9 a.m.