TOLER – At approximately 1:55 a.m. on Saturday night, Floyd County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Dusty Newsome received a call concerning a possible break-in at 3872 Toler Creek. The early-morning call eventually resulted in two arrests.
Once at the scene, Newsome spoke to homeowners Jimmy and Dottie Rogers. The homeowners stated they had left their home for a short time and when they returned they found that Chad Mitchell and Kayla Rogers, both of Teaberry, had broken into their home. Upon returning, a startled Mitchell was found in the doorway holding a television.
Jimmy Rogers stated he got into an altercation with Mitchell. Both Mitchell and Kayla Rogers left the home. As the couple were leaving, Jimmy Rogers stated one of them stole a set of keys belonging to a white ATV.
Newsome contacted Mitchell to question him about his whereabouts earlier that night. Mitchell admitted he was at the residence. However, he was under the impression that the home belonged to Kayla Rogers. He proceeded to tell Newsome that Kayla Rogers had entered the home by removing the air conditioning window unit. Once inside, he stated she asked him to come inside and help her carry a television. After telling his story of the incident, Mitchell returned a set of keys he believed to belong to Jimmy Rogers that Kayla Rogers had taken on her way out of the residence.
Both Mitchell and Kayla Rogers were arrested and charged with burglary, second degree. They were lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center. A $10,000 cash bond was set for both Mitchell and Kayla Rogers.
Mitchell posted bond and was released at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
At press time, Kayla Rogers remained lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center.
Both defendants are scheduled to appear before Judge Eric Hall at 9:30 a.m. on August 3.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.