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Two arrested with burglary charges, police still looking for third person

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Two people have been arrested for allegedly burglarizing a Carrollton residence on two separate occasions in October and November. A third is still sought for the crimes.

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Zachary Sloan, 18, 2468 Hwy. 42W, Carrollton was charged with burglary first degree and burglary first degree complicity on Nov. 3. Arin Williams, 620 Boone Road, Carrollton, was charged with two counts of burglary first degree on Nov. 14 after he was found hiding in a closet at 613 Fifth Street, Carrollton.

The Carrollton Police Department received a report on Oct. 24, 2012 from Billy Wilson that his home at 317 Highland Avenue had been broken into while he was at work. Lt. John See responded to the scene and noted there was forcible entry. Wilson reported a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol, Playstation III game console with one controller, Xbox game console with two controllers, buck knife with antler handle and a copy of The Avengers movie were stolen.

On Nov. 2, the same person reported his home was burglarized a second time while he was at work. Again, forced entry was used to get inside the home. This time he reported stolen a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun, Browning 7mm-08 with scope, Rugar 22 with scope and a safe with checkbooks inside. CPD Officer Daniel Embry began investigating the second burglary.

Police were able to develop three suspects in the burglaries. Police received permission to search an apartment at 114 Fourth Street, Carrollton, and located a knife in the apartment matching the one reported stolen on Oct. 24 by Wilson.

Officer Embry interviewed Sloan, who allegedly admitted to breaking into the Highland Avenue home with Williams on Nov. 2, 2012. Sloan was arrested at the conclusion of the Nov, 3 interview.

The Xbox 360 was recovered from a pawn shop in Florence, but the Playstation 3 was sold from a game store before it could be recovered. Officer Embry was able to recover all of the items taken in the Nov. 2 burglary. The handgun taken in the Oct. 24 burglary was not recovered.

Police found Williams hiding in a closet at 613 Fifth Street on Nov. 14 and arrested him on two counts of burglary first degree.  Both Williams and Sloan are lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

A third person is still sought by police. Anyone with information on the burglaries should contact the Carrollton Police Department at (502) 732-6621 or leave an anonymous tip on the department’s website, www.carrolltonpd.net.