Son accused of stealing from parent's home - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Son accused of stealing from parent's home

David Dewayne Lay, Jr. (Source: Sharp Co. Jail via VineLink) David Dewayne Lay, Jr. (Source: Sharp Co. Jail via VineLink)
CAVE CITY, AR (KAIT) -

A break-in case turned out to be a family affair. Police say the son of the homeowner is facing charges after stealing from his parents.

Court documents show a David Lay, Sr. contacted Cave City police on Nov. 18 for a break-in at his home in the 1000-block of Dogwood Circle.

Items missing included a handgun, 600 rounds of ammo, a laptop, and a tablet.

Officer Justin Wilson was told someone entered the house through an unlocked bedroom window and took several items.

The victim was at work and his wife was out of town at the time of the burglary.

Wilson, according to an arrest affidavit, saw a screwdriver laying beside a safe in a bedroom. In addition, an alarm sensor was found laying on the windowsill.

The officer reviewed outside video cameras which showed 28-year-old David Lay, Jr. going into and out of the house.

He appeared to be "carrying items under his shirt, noticeably pulling his shirt up and down to try to conceal them," according to the affidavit.

The affidavit also shows another woman captured on camera going in and out, raising her hood up to hid her face at times. She was even seen bringing her child inside the residence.

The victim told police Lay, Jr. knew the password to his alarm system. He said he believed his son and the woman had a key to the home and shut off the alarm when entering the residence.

David Lay, Jr. was arrested for theft of property and residential burglary. He is still in the Sharp County Jail.

It's unknown if the woman has been charged in this incident.  

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Sheriff's department investigates cemetery vandalism

    Sheriff's department investigates cemetery vandalism

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:55:33 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-09-21 04:01:12 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Craighead County cemetery experienced vandalism Tuesday night after someone drove over tombstones causing thousands of dollars in damage.

    A Craighead County cemetery experienced vandalism Tuesday night after someone drove over tombstones causing thousands of dollars in damage.

  • School district demands county to act on dangerous gravel road

    School district demands county to act on dangerous gravel road

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:36:53 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:53:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    After several reported wrecks involving students on County Road 431 near the Valley View High School, the school district is desperately wanting a solution to the gravel road. According to Dr. Haley Fitzgerald, a grant writer for the  Valley View School District, at least nine wrecks have taken place on CR 431 in only two years.

    After several reported wrecks involving students on County Road 431 near the Valley View High School, the school district is desperately wanting a solution to the gravel road. According to Dr. Haley Fitzgerald, a grant writer for the  Valley View School District, at least nine wrecks have taken place on CR 431 in only two years.

  • Project shows what it's like having dementia, Alzheimer’s

    Project shows what it's like having dementia, Alzheimer’s

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:51:00 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Memphians who have loved ones suffering from dementia got the chance to take a walk in their shoes. 

    Memphians who have loved ones suffering from dementia got the chance to take a walk in their shoes. 

Powered by Frankly