Galax man facing numerous charges after Carroll break-in

Roy Lee Burris -

A Galax man faces numerous charges after allegedly breaking into a garage in Carroll County and attempting to steal a truck.

According to Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, members of his office responded to a call on April 21 at approximately 11 p.m. of a breaking and entering in progress to a residence on Lincoln Road in the Cliffview section of Carroll County. The caller advised that an unknown male had broken into his garage and made several attempts to gain entry into the door to his house, while he and his family were inside. A second call advised that the man had quit trying to break the door and was attempting to steal his truck.

“Deputy Jason Newman and Deputy Josh Bowers arrived at the home and found the homeowner holding a firearm on the man, who was sitting in his truck,” Gardner said in a press release. “The male was ordered from the truck several times, but would not comply. After repeated commands to come out of the truck, Deputy Newman removed the man from the truck and after a brief struggle, was able to get handcuffs on the man. The unknown man was brought to the Sheriff’s Office where EMS was called because of his unusual behavior.”

Gardner said the man was charged with breaking and entering a dwelling in the nighttime, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice and drunk in public. The man continued to deny any identification to the officers and was taken before the magistrate. The man was placed in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.

After the man had been transferred to the Regional Jail, he was identified as Roy Lee Burris, 38, of Galax.

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