A man who broke into a house with the residents inside has been charged with aggravated burglary.
48 year old Richard Allen Tilley of Short Mountain Road, Smithville is under a $15,000 bond and his court date is February 7th.
On Saturday, January 19 Tilley entered a residence on Short Mountain Highway while it was occupied. The victim said that Tilley kicked open the door which was locked and entered screaming and making threats. Tilley did not have permission to be there.
37 year old Mark Denver Young of Barnes Mill Road is charged with theft of property. His bond is $5,000 and he will make a court appearance January 31.
On January 13 Young took a 22 ton Huskee log splitter from property on Barnes Mill Road without consent of the owner. Young admitted to taking the log splitter that day. The log splitter is valued at $600. It has been recovered.
The case was investigated by a sheriff’s department detective.