Courtesy By Andria Simmons
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A 22-year-old man has been jailed on burglary charges for allegedly breaking into an acquaintance's house in Milton twice in the same day.
A 15-year-old boy who lived at the home overheard the alleged burglar talking on the phone downstairs around 3 p.m. on Jan. 9. The teenager apparently recognized the man's voice as that of a former familiy friend, David Hughes. Police said the teenager was too scared to confront Hughes, so he called his parents. The suspect left before the parents arrived home.
About two hours later, Hughes allegedly returned to the house and tried to get in through the kitchen door. A female resident spotted him and he fled. Later, the homeowners discovered that several blank personal checks were missing and one of them was cashed by Hughes.
Milton Police arrested Hughes Friday on charges of burglary, attempted burglary and first-degree forgery.