Sheriff's Department Makes Two Arrests in Burglary and Theft at Sligo Marina

May 26, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

Officers of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department arrested two men Saturday after responding to a possible burglary in progress at Sligo Marina on Highway 70 east.

51 year old Roy Lyndell Layne of Henley Circle, Altamont is charged with burglary, aggravated burglary, theft under $500, attempted theft over $5,000, possession of burglary tools (screwdrivers, wire pliers, police scanner), resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a hand gun with the intent to go armed, and possession of a schedule IV drug (Soma). Total bond was set at $69,000.

The other man, 25 year old Tristan Layne of Layne Circle, Palmer, Tennessee is charged with burglary, theft of property under $500, and attempted theft of property over $5,000. Total bond is $20,000.

Both men will appear in court on the charges June 12th.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says on Saturday deputies responded to a possible burglary in progress at Sligo Marina. The complainant was able to give a description of the vehicle and a description of the suspects. Upon arrival, officers saw one of the suspects, Tristan Layne, in the described vehicle and another man Roy Layne, who was behind another vehicle, take off running. The deputy chased Roy Layne to a guardrail, which was in the parking lot, and Layne raised a screwdriver that he was holding in an attempt to stab the deputy. The officer then struck Layne with his hand and was able to subdue him. Layne also had a pill in his pocket believed to be Soma.

Tristan Layne was taken into custody without incident.

After searching the suspect's vehicle, deputies found other items from another vehicle burglary at Sligo including a canvas bag containing a Freon gauge and hose kit. A loaded 40 caliber Keltec and a police scanner were also found in the vehicle.

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