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Man charged with burglarizing occupied residence

Published 11:56am Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Lacey’s Spring man is in custody and another is being actively sought in connection with the burglary of an occupied Morgan County home Jan. 27.

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Matthew Allen Morris, 21, of Glegarry Drive in Lacey’s Spring was arrested and charged with burglary in the second degree. He is in the Morgan County Jail in lieu of a $2,500 bond.

A second suspect, Edward Lewis Cox, 30, of River Loop Road drive in Lacey’s Spring is wanted for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and an active felony warrant for burglary in the second degree.

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On Jan. 27 at 9:45 p.m., two men entered an occupied residence located in the 500 block of Hough Road in Lacey’s Springs. The suspects ordered the occupants of the home to a back room. The resident recognized the two men and a woman at the home grabbed her cell phone and dialed 911. When the suspects learned that law enforcement was notified, the suspects left the residence.

Patrol deputies responded and interviewed witnesses and developed credible information concerning the possible whereabouts of the two suspects. After checking one house and not making contact, they went to a second location and deputy sheriff Anthony Coburn made contact with a man at the front door. As he was speaking with him, he heard a door slam at the rear of the house. Other deputies responded to the noise but could not locate a second person.

 

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