2 arrested for residential burglary and assault
Newton County Sheriff Keith Slape said that the Newton County Sheriff's Office was called Sunday, April 10, of a burglary in the Murray community. The burglars were interupted when the resident of the home returned and found Orlan R. Kelton, 42, of Deer and Laura Sickler, 52, of Deer inside. A physical confrontation ensued and a friend of the resident, who was rendering help, was injured. With help from the neighbors, the Newton County Sheriff's Office identified and arrested Kelton and Sickler and Kelton's residence at Wayton without incident. Kelton was charged with Breaking and Entering, Residential Burglary, and Aggravated Assault. Sickler was charged with Breaking and Entering and Residential Burglary. " The neighbors help in this case was instrumental in identifing and locating the two in a rapid manner" stated Slape. Both are being held in the Boone County jail.