According to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton, deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant in an unrelated case Saturday evening, when they noticed two nearby individuals run away from the undisclosed Brazil address.
After a short foot pursuit, the suspects were taken into custody.
During the subsequent ongoing investigation, allegations surfaced that Zachariah Jones, 20, and Charles R. Moran, 28, both of Brazil, were conspiring to lure an unidentified "drug dealer" to the area so they could steal drugs and resale them.
Jones was preliminarily charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Visiting a Common Nuisance and a Probation Violation. He appeared by video conference in Clay Superior Court Tuesday to be formally arraigned on one count of class A felony Conspiracy to Commit Robbery Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury, one count of class D felony Maintaining a Common Nuisance and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Possession of Paraphernalia.
Judge Blaine Akers entered a preliminary plea of not guilty on Jones' behalf, set bond a cash bond of $10,000 with no 10 percent allowed (consecutive with any other bonds Jones may face) and appointed Clay County Public Defender Charles Hear to represent Jones in the case. A jury trial has been tentatively scheduled for Aug. 1.
Officials confirm the investigation continues into this case.