2 burglary suspects arrested in Opelika following deputy chase
LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Two burglary suspects were arrested in Opelika following a chase with a sheriff's deputy Thursday morning.
Kelton Edwards, 22, and Marterries Traylor, 20 were arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft. Both suspects are from Opelika.
The chase began after a homeowner in Beauregard reported a suspicious vehicle leaving his driveway at approximately 10 a.m. A nearby sheriff's deputy on patrol responded to the vehicle which fled as the deputy attempted a traffic stop.
The pursuit was initiated on Alabama Highway 51 and entered Opelika. It ended at Carver Avenue and South Street after the sheriff's patrol car collided with the suspects' vehicle.
The suspects fled the vehicle and a brief foot pursuit ended when the suspects were apprehended by the deputy and a K9 team from the Opelika Police Department.
The home of the Beauregard resident who reported the suspects' vehicle had been forcibly entered. A firearm from the home was recovered from the vehicle.
Edwards and Traylor are in custody in the Lee County Detention Center on a $6,000 bond each.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 334-749-5651 or the Lee County Crime Stoppers tip line at 888-522-7847.