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Sheriff's Office arrests suspect in Mount Airy burglary

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has arrested 31-year-old Christopher James Geary in connection to a residential burglary in Mount Airy early Tuesday morning.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the 5300 block of Lucus Drive in Mount Airy around 2:40 a.m. for a burglary in progress, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.

Police said the homeowner, who was alerted by a family member that noticed a motion sensor light had been activated, observed a white male break into the screened porch area of the residence.

The homeowner then telephoned police and the suspect fled the residence, according to police.

Upon arrival, deputies found Geary hiding in nearby bushes and detained him for investigation. The occupants of the home identified Geary as the suspect, police said.

According to police, Geary's behavior and statements were unusual while detained. This led deputies to request medical personnel to asses his condition. Geary was transported to Carroll Hospital Center for further care, where he remains in the custody of the Sheriff's Office pending charges relating to the incident.

The Sheriff's Office investigation into the burglary continues.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Carroll County Sheriff's Office at 410-386-2900 or through the Anonymous Tips Hotline at 1-888-399-8477.

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