Decatur man, nephew charged with Henry burglary

By Jason A. Smith


A DeKalb County man joined his uncle behind bars Thursday, both of them suspected of breaking into an area home.

Horace Edward Ivory, 50, and his nephew, Aaron Lewayne Ivory, 30, each face one count of burglary.

The incident reportedly took place on Aug. 25, at a house on Valley Road near the Henry-Rockdale County line. According to Police Capt. Jason Bolton, officers were alerted to the scene by a witness, who informed police of a "suspicious vehicle" in the area and called 911. "The caller advised that a gray van was backed up to a home on Ga. Highway 155," said Bolton. "Two black males were seen running from the location."

The captain said Horace Ivory was stopped a short time later, just as police discovered a home had been burglarized near where the van was parked.

Evidence collected at the scene, added Bolton, linked both suspects to the crime. "Several items taken from the home ... were recovered behind another [house] on Highway 155, where one of the two suspects was seen running," added Bolton. "A warrant was later issued for Aaron Ivory, once he was identified."

Horace Ivory was arrested and taken into custody. He appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court the following day, where his case was bound over to Superior Court.

Aaron Ivory was apprehended Thursday. A preliminary hearing in his case has been reset for Sept. 25.

Both suspects are being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.