Monday, January 15, 2001
Updated: January 16, 8:11 PM ET
Hearing scheduled for late January
By Steve Andersen
Daily Racing Form
Two men, including a friend of the late
jockey Chris Antley, were charged Tuesday with burglarizing the
home where Antley was found dead last month.
Timothy Wyman Tyler Jr., 24, who was a friend of Antley's, and
Jeffery Robert Jones, 22, of Sun Valley, were charged with one
count of first-degree residential burglary in connection with the
burglary Jan. 11.
Superior Court Judge Terry Smerling set bail for the two at
$55,000 each. They are due back in court Jan. 26 for a preliminary
Tyler, a former houseguest of Antley, was arrested on Thursday evening
while attempting to break into the Pasadena, Calif., home where Antley lived at the time of his death in
December, police said.
According to Lt. Eric Mills of the Pasadena police, a neighbor phoned the police at 6 p.m. Thursday, saying that
someone was attempting to break into Antley's house on Rosita Lane. Tyler, 24, of Dana Point, Calif., was
arrested at the scene on charges of residential burglary.
The break-in occurred the same day that the Los Angeles County coroner's office announced that Antley had died
of a drug overdose and was not the victim of a homicide as police first believed. Toxicology reports showed that
Antley had four different drugs, including methamphetamine, in his system at the time of his death. A police
report filed on the night of Antley's death stated that methamphetamine was found in his home.
As a result of the report, the police have called off the homicide investigation and closed the case.
Tyler and Antley met several years ago in rehab. In September, Antley was arrested for possession of
methamphetamine, while Tyler was cited for violating parole by being in a place where methamphetamine was
used. Tyler also was questioned by police on Dec. 3, the day after Antley's death, and was arrested because of
outstanding warrants for parole violations. He was released on Dec. 20.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this story.