Armed Newark Man Arrested Attempting to Break Into Vehicle

On January 12, 2022, at about 1947 hours, Newark Police responded to the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn at 1119 South College Avenue for a report of a subject using an object or tool to enter a vehicle.  The owner of the vehicle confronted the suspect and the suspect walked away.

Arriving officers were directed to the vehicle the suspect arrived in and contacted the suspect.  He was taken into custody without incident.  The suspect was wearing an empty holster when he was removed from the vehicle.  Inside his vehicle, officers located two loaded handguns.  Officers also located the described tools that were used in an attempt to enter the victim’s vehicle.

The suspect was identified as Robert Eby, 47, of Newark.  He was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (2 counts)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Firearm) (2 counts)
  • Attempted Burglary Third Degree
  • Possession of Burglar Tools
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited

Eby appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $49,000 secured bail. Eby was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Robert Eby

Alabama Man & Woman Charged After Traffic Stop

On January 8, 2022, at about 0412 hours, a Newark Police Officer was patrolling South College Avenue near West Chestnut Hill Road.  The officer observed a vehicle traveling on South College Avenue without a registration plate and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The officer contacted the female driver and male passenger.  While speaking with them, the officer observed packaged methamphetamine on the floor of the vehicle.  Both occupants were taken into custody without incident.  During a further search of the vehicle, officers located more than 30 grams of marijuana and 11 grams of methamphetamine.  In addition, officers seized an AR-15 rifle, along with two loaded magazines.

The driver was identified as Margo Yother, 37, of Dadeville, Alabama.  The passenger was identified as Roger Reardon, 32, of Alexander City, Alabama.

Both suspects were transported to Newark Police headquarters where they were charged with:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Both suspects appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video.  Yother was ordered to be held in default of $96, 401 cash bail.  She was turned over to the custody of the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle.  Reardon was ordered to be held in default of $45,200 cash bail.  He was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.