Son accused of stealing from parent's home

Son accused of stealing from parent's home

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.

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