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A pair of Grady County teenagers are charged with burglarizing a home on Midway Road this week after investigators with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office allegedly discovered stolen weapons in their possession.
A resident told investigators that as he returned to his home in the 1000 block of Midway Road around 5 p.m. Monday, he saw a pickup truck leaving his driveway. He soon discovered his front door kicked open, and reported guns and a laptop had been stolen among other items.
Lt. Jake Bush, investigator with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office, says he assisted Sgt. J. Edmond on the call, along with Investigator Michael Logue, and that a footprint was collected as evidence.
A pickup truck found parked at a residence on nearby Lewis Road matched a description of the one seen by the homeowner, and investigators say they spoke with family members who lived there.
Bush says investigators found a footprint matching the one from the scene on Midway Road, and, after gaining consent to search a camper, discovered a gun that matched a description of one stolen from Midway Road.
Based on the evidence, and after it appeared some were telling differing stories, investigators took three males from Lewis Road to the Grady County Sheriff’s Office for questioning. Bush reports that two males eventually admitted to the burglary on Midway Road. He says, “Both of them did the right thing. They did not want the third party sitting in jail for something he didn’t do.”
Matthew Dukes and Floyd Norman, both of Grady County, are charged with burglary in connection to the Midway Road incident, according to Bush. Dukes is also charged with a second count of burglary and one count of criminal trespass for two different incidents on Lewis Road, Bush says.
The investigator says they recovered a laptop computer, gun case and five firearms, most of which was taken from the Midway Road home.
Bush says Investigator Abby Hall with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office contributed to the case, and the investigation is ongoing.