Two men face burglary charges after they were allegedly caught red-handed by the owner of the building.
The suspects, Eric Scott Howell, 25, and Jeremy M. Crow, 25, were both bound to the grand jury after a preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke.
Their charges come after they reportedly broke into a building on Bridge Street by smashing through a side window and opening the door from the inside. Once inside, the men allegedly took items worth a combined $3,000, making their crime a felony.
Among the items they took were tool boxes, micrometers, gauges, tool bits and die tools.
“They were putting items from the building into Mr. Howell’s vehicle when the owner arrived at the scene and confronted the subjects,” said Warren County sheriff’s investigator Bo Ramsey.
The suspect allegedly told the owner they had gotten permission from a woman to take the items. Their story didn’t add up, however, when the man could see signs of forced entry into the building.
The suspects reportedly returned the items to the building after being confronted and then left the scene in Howell’s truck. The owner took down a vehicle description and tag number and turned them in.