Two suspects were arrested on August 26 on Burglary charges. The incident began when an early morning call was made to the Marshall County Dispatch concerning two men – later identified and Jerry Carroll, and Darren Hopfe going in and out of a residence in the Twin Ponds housing area.
The reporting party stated to dispatch that it was odd for anybody to be in the residence on Fountain View Road because ironically, the owner of the residence was currently in the Marshall County Jail.
Marshall County Deputies quickly responded to the call and found two men matching the descriptions of the suspects running from inside the house. One suspect was immediately apprehended and the other was caught a few minutes later hiding in a residence a mere mile from the scene of the crime.
Once the deputies detained both of the suspects, they began to interview the two. At first, the pair seemed to have a solid alibi. They both claimed the homeowners hired them to assist with a move. They also claimed some body had dropped them off by an anonymous person and were told to begin packing while waiting on the U-Haul that was set to arrive soon.
Unfortunately for the suspects, the longer they were interviewed by the deputies, the faster their stories unraveled.
Allegedly, as the story continued, one suspect was removing the safe from the wall the other was standing as a look-out. However, the suspects’ plans changed once the deputies showed up, and they decided to flee the scene.
Deputies spoke to the homeowners to try and corroborate the suspects’ stories but ended up verifying the opposite; nobody had permission to be inside the residence, nor remove any items.
After investigating, deputies booked Carroll, a 31-year-old male from Kingston, and Hopfe, a 23-yearold male from Kingston both for Second-Degree Burglary.