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Posted: Friday March 13, 2009 3:58PM; Updated: Friday March 13, 2009 4:25PM

Charges filed in home burglary of Olympic cyclist

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Dave Zabriskie's home was ransacked while he was away at the Tour of Calif.

Salt Lake County prosecutors filed charges against three men in the theft

Howard Jay Leopold, Craig Williams Carlisle, Arthur C. Roll were charged

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Salt Lake County prosecutors have filed charges against three men in the February burglary of the home of Olympic cyclist Dave Zabriskie.

Howard Jay Leopold, 39, and Craig William Carlisle, 43, were charged Thursday in 3rd District Court.

Leopold was charged with two counts of second-degree felony burglary, two counts of second-degree felony theft and one class A misdemeanor of failure to stop.

Prosecutors say Leopold ransacked Zabriskie's home on Feb. 15 and 16, carting away hundreds of thousands of dollars in cycling gear, racing medals, a watch and ring from the Beijing Olympics, household items, and two cars. Some of the items have been recovered.

Zabriskie was competing in the Tour of California when the burglary occurred. His mother discovered the burglary when she checked on the house.

Carlisle was charged with one third-degree felony and two misdemeanors of theft by receiving stolen property, one second-degree felony of receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, and one class A misdemeanor of possessing another person's identification.

Leopold and Carlisle are scheduled to make initial court appearances on Monday. Court records do not indicate whether the men have attorneys.

The third man, Arthur C. Roll, 30, was charged in February with one felony count of theft by receiving stolen property. He is scheduled for a March 26 court hearing.

A telephone call seeking comment from Roll's attorney, Heather Brereton, was not immediately returned Friday.

Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 
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