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Four suspects in Tuesday burglaries are now in jail

030614 8:50 a.m.

All four suspects accused of running from police after burglarizing two homes on Tuesday are now in custody.

Twenty-two-year-old Scotty Craig and 18-year-old James Colby Ray, also known as C.J. were arrested this morning, according to Floyd County Jail records.

Both are charged with two counts of first degree burglary for breaking into residences on Freeman Ferry Road and Reynolds Road.

In addition to the burglary charge, Ray is facing two counts of obstruction and failure to appear. Craig is facing an additional charge of failure to appear and a probation violation.

Police arrested 18-year-old Dustin Wayne Ballard of 116 Hawthorne Street on Tuesday and 18-year-old Andrew Michael Arp on Wednesday and charged them with two counts of felony burglary. 

According to police, K-9 officers were training at the YMCA soccer fields on the Georgia Loop when they got a call about a search for some burglary suspects on Maple Avenue.

While they were on U.S. 411, they officers got  behind a vehicle with lights flashing and instead of moving over, the vehicle takes off, according to Sgt. Rusty Blair of the Rome Police Department. Eventually, the suspects bail out of the car near the Country Inn and Suites on U.S. 411 but they left behind several stolen items. Police searched an area near Dodd Boulevard and Callier Springs Road for the suspects.