burglaryThe LaMonte Police Department recently made two arrests after both suspects accused the other of a crime, including one they were both allegedly involved in.

According to the probable cause statement, on Saturday, June 18, 2016, LaMonte Police Sergeant Ray Hall reported that local resident Paul Leroy Daves, 34, approached him and accused Trenton Nolen Pace, 25, also of LaMonte, of stealing his personal emergency lights out of his vehicle and threatened to kill Daves and his family.

The officer and a colleague located Pace and discovered a warrant for his arrest out of Henry County. Pace was taken into custody. During transport to the jail Pace uttered that he and Daves had broken into a home in the 600 block of South Walnut.

Officers gathered evidence at that scene and contacted Daves who reportedly admitted to the burglary during questioning at department headquarters. Both Daves and Pace are each charged with felony 2nd degree burglary. Daves has bonded out while Pace remains incarcerated on a $5,000 cash or surety bond.

They are both due in court June 28th in Pettis County.