The quick action by a City of Centre Police Officer following a 9-1-1 call reporting a possible burglary, led to the arrest of two Cedar Bluff residents on multiple charges during the early morning hours of Thursday.
Officer Will Clark responded to the Big Nose Drive area where he spotted two men walking along Sand Valley Road.
The pair was detained for questioning with Officer Clark at that time being joined by Officer Daniel Wooten and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Deputies.
That investigation, conducted in front of the victim’s residence led to the discovery that the victim’s vehicle had also been broken into, with evidence being found which linked the two men to the crime scene.
According to Investigators Randy Mayorga and Leigha Blake the suspects’ boot marks were quickly matched to the ones that were left in the fresh snow at the scene where the victim’s wallet, which contained credit cards and debit cards, had been taken.
Further evidence obtained through questioning led to the arrest of the two suspects.
Keioga Troy Quarles, age 20 and Thomas Evander Moten, age 21 – were charged with Theft of Property 2nd Degree, Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree, and with Breaking & Entering of a Motor Vehicle.
Both were booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center at around 5:30am Thursday, where they remain awaiting setting of bond.