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ARREST MADE IN SILVER CREEK BURGLARY

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2019. Posted in Uncategorized

A Silver Creek man was arrested after a resident arrived home to discover the suspect in his house.

According to a release from the Floyd County Police Department, Colby Lee Pope, age 33, was arrested by his home after police scoured the roads and set up roadblocks in the area to search for persons of interest. 

At 2:30 pm, Floyd 911 reported that the victim arrived home to find someone in a rear bedroom of his residence.  The burglar was standing behind a door, wearing a stocking mask and holding a knife.  He lunged at the victim before fleeing the residence.  The victim followed the suspect for a short time, but to no avail. 

The FCPD K9 officer responded and searched the area for evidence and for the suspect.  Officers restricted traffic flow on Craton Road and surrounding area while the police on the scene searched for the suspect. 

Police made contact with Pope at his residence next door to the victim.  After an investigation by the FCPD, Pope was arrested and transported to the Floyd County Jail. He has been charged with offenses to include aggravated assault, first degree burglary and obstruction of officers. 

Those with information about the case are directed to call Sgt. Charles Miller at (706) 314-1862. 

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