MATTHEW McNELLY JOEY MILLER
This story had me rolling, I can only quote the great Forrest Gump “ stupid is as stupid does!” Their parents must be so proud
Suspects in an attempted burglary at a Carroll apartment Friday night weren't too difficult to identify.
A resident of 1844 Randall Road called 911 to report two men with their faces painted black were trying to break into an apartment.
Moments later, Carroll police officers pulled over a car matching the suspects' vehicle a couple blocks away and found the two occupants with faces blackened by a permanent marker.
Matthew Allan McNelly, 23, and Joey Lee Miller, 20, were arrested without incident.
Police said the caller described two males with painted faces and wearing black hooded sweatshirts attempting to enter an apartment at 11:32 p.m. The caller then said the suspects drove off in a large white car.
An officer observed a white 1994 Buick Roadmaster turning onto 18th Street from Randall Road, and the vehicle was stopped about a block away at the corner of 18th and North Main.
Since the caller had also reported the suspects were wearing what appeared to be gun holsters, the suspects were taken into custody at gunpoint.
Police said McNelly, of 418 W. Third St., and Miller, of 433 Valley Drive, weren't wearing holsters and had no weapons.
Each was charged with second-degree attempted burglary. McNelly was also charged with driving while intoxicated.
McNelly and Miller made initial appearances in Carroll County Magistrate Court on Monday. Magistrate A. Eric Neu set bond at $7,500 cash or surety for each and scheduled preliminary hearings for Tuesday, Nov. 10.
McNelly and Miller posted bond later Monday and were released.
Second-degree burglary is Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $7,500 fine. Driving while intoxicated is a serious misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison.