After searching since Wednesday, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a second suspect in a burglary of a residence on Foxfire Crossing on Friday.
Kevin Grant Railey, 46, of Stone Mountain originally fled from a burglary in progress in the Limberlost Farms subdivision Wednesday. Neighbors called 911 to report a suspicious vehicle at the Foxfire Crossing home. When deputies arrived around 1 p.m., they found the door of the home kicked in and a van with drawers from a chest, jewelry and personal items in the back of the van.
Deputies surrounded the house but realized the suspects had fled on foot into the woods. A perimeter was set up and RCSO K-9 units were deployed to track the suspects and aerial support from both the DeKalb County Police Department and Georgia State Patrol were requested to assist in order to help in the search of the heavily wooded area.
Railey entered a convenience store in teh area of Ga. Highway 138 shortly before 7 a.m. Friday, buying two bottles of water. The attending clerk thoguht his behavior suspicious and notified 911. Deputies responded, quickly set up a perimeter, and Georgia State Patrol, Conyers Police Department and Sheriff deputies located the suspect at approximately 9 a.m.
“The apprehension of this second burglary suspect illustrates the dedication to the control of crime and apprehension of criminals that is the focus of everyone at the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Eric Levett
The first suspect was found in the woods at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, after an extensive search. After initially giving deputies the driver’s license and name of someone else, that suspect has been identified as Fletcher Paul Smith Jr., 49, of Decatur. Smith has been arrested for Burglary, Giving False Name and Identity Fraud. He is currently being held in the Rockdale County Jail without bond.