BROOKSIDE – Two people were arrested by Washington County Sheriff deputies in Brookside Sunday afternoon on counts of burglary and drug possession.
Washington County Sheriff Deputy Nate Abbott said Anthony Angelo Pierucci, 35, and Kelli Bo Slade, 32, both of St. George, were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a home on Cottonwood Drive in Brookside. Brookside is an unincorporated community in Washington County located along state Route 18 between Veyo and Central.
Abbott said the suspects and the vehicle were observed by the homeowner who called 911. Based on the description the homeowner gave the Sheriff’s Office, deputies soon found the suspect vehicle after it had left the residence and apprehended Pierucci and Slade. A search of their vehicle turned up marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as well as what is described as a “burglary tool.”
Pierucci and Slade both face two counts of third-degree felony drug possession, a second-degree felony burglary charge, and class B misdemeanors for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a burglary tool. Pierucci also faces a class C misdemeanor charge for providing deputies with false information concerning is identity.
Both individuals made their initial appearances in fifth district court on Monday.
Ed. Note: Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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