February 14, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Ferndale cops follow footprints in the snow to burglary suspect

Booking photo of Christopher Shane Jury (Ferndale Police Department)

Distinct footprints in the snow led Ferndale police to a suspect in two home invasions on Tuesday.

Christopher Shane Jury, 29, was picked up by police after officers said his Nike tennis shoes matched the footprints left in the snow near the burglarized homes. Police say he had left a trail from his neighbor’s house to his home.

He was arraigned Friday in 43rd District Court on charges of second-degree home invasion, and receiving and concealing stolen property.

At around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a report of a burglary at a home on Ardmore. The residents reported that someone had broken into the house through the back door and taken items including jewelry, cash and prescription drugs. Police followed footprints in the snow to a neighbor’s house behind the victims’ home.

Officers found the door to the second home partially opened. They entered, but determined there were no signs of a break-in, so they locked the house.

As the officers were investigating the scene, Jury, a resident of the second home, was dropped off. Police noticed that his shoes matched the tracks they had seen in the snow.

After interviewing him, officers arrested him.

After obtaining a search warrant for Jury’s home, they found items stolen from the victims’ house as well as items from another home invasion nearby. A check with a local pawn shop showed the suspect had sold a guitar taken from a third burglary.

Jury is being held in the Hazel Park jail.

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