By Jason A. Smith
Five teens were being kept isolated from each other at the Henry County Jail Friday after being arrested in connection with an alleged break-in in McDonough.
Seventeen-year-olds Deonte Rashod Minyard, of Lithonia, Donte Basille Bradsher, of Snellville, and Matthew Louis Chaboude, of Conyers, face burglary charges in connection with an incident Thursday, at 320 River Bend Drive.
Timothy Joseph Headley, 19, of Stone Mountain, and William Lamar Kirkland, 18, of Conyers, are also charged with burglary.
Minyard also faces charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and carrying a pistol without a license.
According to Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton, Chaboude dropped the other four teens off at the location, for the purpose of burglarizing the home.
"The homeowner was alerted when her alarm sounded after her basement window was broken by the suspects," said Bolton. "The suspects fled the scene on foot and ran into a wooded area."
Officers from the police department, as well as deputies from the Henry County Sheriff's Office, responded to the call. Chaboude's red Ford Mustang was stopped a short time later, with the suspects inside.
Police say Minyard was found in possession of a .40-caliber Glock 22 handgun, when he was apprehended. Bolton said authorities have evidence Minyard used the weapon just before he was apprehended. "He fired two rounds from it as the suspects fled ... into the woods," Bolton said.
Bolton added that the arrests were due to a "great effort" by personnel from the police department and sheriff's office.
The suspects made their first appearances in Henry County Magistrate Court Friday. Minyard's bond was set at $75,000, and Bradsher's at $35,000. Chaboude, Headley and Kirkland are each being held on $25,000 bond.
Their respective cases were reset for March 27.