Andover Bo. man arrested on burglary and assault charges

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:07

    ANDOVER BO — Sheriff Michael F. Strada recently announced the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office’s assistance in the arrest of Owen R. Cox, 24, of Andover Boro, by the Andover Township Police Department. Cox was initially arrested by Andover Township Police during the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 1, and charged with burglary and assault. Cox had fled the scene of that crime before being apprehended at another location within Andover Township. On Oct. 6, Sheriff’s Officer Warren Slahor and Sheriff’s K-9 Eggo were assigned to assist Andover Township Police who had requested a K-9 team conduct an area search for evidence that may have been discarded by Cox while fleeing from police. Slahor deployed Eggo to search a wooded and swampy area that Cox was believed to have travelled through after fleeing the scene. After a thorough search of the area, Slahor and Eggo discovered a pair of sweatpants discarded in a swampy area. Inside the pants pocket, sheriff’s officers found a New Jersey drivers license issued to Cox. Cox has been charged with burglary, simple assault and second degree robbery with bodily injury. He is lodged in the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 Bail with no 10 percent option.