Two suspects arrested for burglary, drug charges in Mentone

Two suspects arrested for burglary, drug charges in Mentone
From L to R : Mary Elizabeth Studdard, Christopher Wayne Loyd (Source: WAFF)

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WAFF) - DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Mentone Police Department arrested two suspects for burglary on Monday.

On December 7, a homeowner called the 911 to report that their alarm system was going off on County Road near Mentone, according to DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

WAFF is told that deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and Mentone Police Department found a black Nissan car in the driveway of the residence.

The car allegedly belonged to Christopher Wayne Loyd, 30 of Rome, Georgia and Mary Elizabeth Studdard, 29 of Silver Creek, Georgia. Deputies tell us they found methamphetamine, two marijuana joints, a syringe, a 9mm pistol, a lock pick set and what is believed to be burglary tools after thoroughly searching the vehicle.

Loyd is charged with third degree criminal trespass, unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and pistol without a permit. Studdard was charged with third degree criminal trespass, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of second degree marijuana, pistol without a permit and possession of burglary tools.

“I am proud of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Mentone Police Department for their swift response in this case. This is just another sign of our guys working together to get crimes solved,” said DeKalb County Sheriff, Nick Walden.

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