A pair of alleged burglars was captured Wednesday moments after they reportedly committed that crime Wednesday afternoon.

Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reported in a press release that on Wednesday, June 6, around 5:20 p.m., a man arrived to check on a family residence on Reddoch Road and saw a man and woman walking from the residence and travel east on Reddoch Road. They then turned and walked into a wooded area. The victim then walked to the back of the residence and discovered a suspicious car and the back door of the residence forced open. He then notified the JCSO.

Upon arrival, deputies asked for assistance from the Department of Corrections canine tracking unit. The DOC tracking dogs and handlers were able to track the two suspects to a wooded area a short distance from the residence, and they were taken into custody.

The individuals were identified as Tillman James McCroan, 35, and Dayna Pumphrey, 31. McCroan and Pumphrey were charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana. McCroan and Pumphrey were transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

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