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Two arrested in burglary of Brundidge home

Two men have been arrested after a home security camera captured images of a burglary in Brundidge Wednesday

Joshua Ward, 20, and Marcus Allen, 20, have both been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary in connection to the crime. Ward was also charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor.

Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport said the home security system was instrumental in the arrests.

“We had pictures of them actually in the house,” Davenport said. “Both escaped and were able to get out of the house before we got there. Ward escaped through a pond out through a field and was stopped by a Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy shortly after the call.”

The burglary occurred shortly after noon on Thursday at a residence off County Road 4408 and Ward was found nearby shortly after with a small amount of marijuana allegedly on his person.

Davenport said the security system footage helped investigators identify Allen, who turned himself into authorities Thursday.

“Had (the victim) not had that security system, they probably would have gotten away,” Davenport said. “The victim was actually alerted on his phone and was able to see the burglars in his home.”

Third-degree burglary is a Class C Felony punishable by 1 to 10 years in prison.