Two Columbus men are facing burglary first degree charges after police located the armed men shortly after a break-in was reported Friday near Japonica Drive and Macon Road, police said.
Jacoris Lloyd, 20, and Derek Riley, 19, were arrested just after noon by officers who rush to the area on a burglary. Both are held in the Muscogee County Jail for a 9 a.m. Wednesday hearing in Recorder's Court.
Police said Lloyd was spotted walking near Macon Road and Japonica Drive when they noticed that he matched the description of a burglary suspect. A witness identified him before the suspect was arrested.
During a search of Lloyd, police said a Ruger pistol was found in his waistband.
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Police said Riley was watched by a walker as he kicked down a side door in the 4900 block of Lapalmola Drive and entered the residence. He was stopped in the Japonica Drive area and positively identified as the burglary suspect.
Riley was searched and police found a 9 mm Browning pistol tucked in his sock. The pistol was loaded with a round in the chamber. A check on the pistol revealed that the $1,000 pistol had been reported stolen.
Riley also was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and theft by receiving stolen property. Lloyd faces a charge of possession of firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a person under 21.