COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff's Office interrupted a burglary in progress Tuesday afternoon and have captured one suspect and are looking for a second.
According to NCSO Public Information Officer Deputy Cortney Morrison, a relative of a homeowner on Covy Lane in the Oak Hill community interrupted the burglary.
"The suspects were leaving and the relative began following, giving (911) Dispatch the location and description of the vehicle," Morrison said.
While information was being relayed to deputies, one of them passed the red Camero occupied by two black males and turned around to follow it.
"He spotted the vehicle and saw it veer off the road and the two occupants bail out. They took off on foot," Morrison said.
Deputies converged on the scene to capture the suspects.
"The passenger was caught very quickly. The driver is still at large," Morrison said, adding a perimeter was been set up and a K-9 Unit was called in to assist deputies in the search for the driver.
The Criminal Investigation Division and crime scene technicians went to the scene of the crash and found items from the burglarized home.
"The only thing they removed from the home were weapons," Morrison said. "Taken were long guns, pistols and crossbows."
Arrested in connection with the incident was Tyderris Olander Cash, 22, of 2929 Panthersville Road, Apt. T-27, Decatur, who was charged with burglary and obstruction of law enforcement officers. The search for the driver is ongoing, although Morrison said he has been identified.