A man and woman were arrested by Ware County deputies Sunday night when they were caught inside a house on Telmore-Dixie Union Road in the process of committing a burglary, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Sammie Shelton, 48, is charged with burglary, possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and possession of drugs not in their original container, said Royal.
Christy Shelton, 34, is charged with burglary and possession of tools for the commission of a crime, the sheriff said. Both were being held in the Ware County jail.
Lawmen were dispatched to the house at 7:59 p.m. Sunday after a neighbor, knowing the occupants of the house were away, called and reported a suspicious vehicle parked near the house. Royal said Sgt. Stanley Paul, Deputy Ethan Murray and Deputy Dearin Drury and his dog “Thor,” responded to the location.
After checking the green Ford Mustang parked at the house, lawmen found the front door of the house open and called out for anyone inside to answer.
After no response, the deputies loosed Thor and then the man cried out that he was coming out with his hands up. Royal said deputies took both suspects into custody and then searched the car. The dog alerted to the presence of drugs and the lawmen found a bottle containing a Schedule III drug.
When deputies took the man into custody, they found him in possession of a knife, a box cutter, a pair of wire snips, a pair of gloves, a pair of pliers, flashlights, wrenches, black electrical tape, a bank bag containing a watch and necklaces. Royal said lawmen also found a machete and pepper spray in the car and other tools for the commission of a crime.