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Two Salem residents charged with burglary and theft of property

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger reports that Jeremy Niederbach and Amanda Comstock, both of Salem, were arrested on May 5 for residential burglary.

According to the incident report, deputies were called to a residence by Michelle Tyler regarding the robbery of several items from her home, including a computer, Play Station and accessories, and a Honda four-wheeler, while she and a friend were gone from the property on May 4.

According to Tyler, she and her friend, James Sawyer, met up with the suspects on the evening of May 4, and were told by Comstock that she had taken the items and would give them back when Tyler paid her money that was owed.

At this point, Tyler told Comstock she was calling the police, and Comstock said she would return the items if Tyler wouldn't press charges.

While Tyler was relating this to the deputies, the suspects drove up to the residence. Comstock then stated to the deputies that she had bought a truck from Sawyer for $300, and when she decided she didn't want the truck after all, she returned it, but Sawyer would not return her money, and that was why she had stolen the property from the residence.

Niederbach stated that he did not enter the residence with Comstock, saying that he remained outside waiting for her.

The deputies found a computer, play station and accessories and a Marlin .22 long rifle in the suspect's vehicle. Sawyer identified the items as those stolen from the residence.

Tyler and Sawyer's landlord, Dwayne Guffey, stopped at the residence and stated he had found the missing four wheeler parked off a brushy trail near where Tyler and Sawyer had met up with the suspects the night before.

Comstock stated she believed Sawyer had stolen the four wheeler himself.

Sawyer claimed that he had purchased the four wheeler approximately six months prior from Niederbach for around $2,600 and said he had a receipt for the purchase. Niederbach denied taking the four wheeler and claimed that Sawyer must have parked the vehicle where it was found.

Comstock and Niederbach were placed under arrest and transported to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. The car occupied by the suspects was towed to impound. The deputies then travelled to the site of the recovered four-wheeler and verified it had been stolen. The ignition was pulled from the vehicle and wires had been cut to start the vehicle. All items recovered were placed into evidence at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.

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