Thursday, January 21, 2010

Man breaks into same home twice

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.


Anonymous said...

As Lester Maddox once said, what we need ia a better grade criminal.

Anonymous said...

Sad for a young man to be so foolish as to destroy a relationship and trust of close family friends. Now, it will be hard for folks accept visitors in their home without watching every move. Lesson learned.

Anonymous said...

Doubtful... if he were smart he wouldn't be a criminal... or caught.