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Hampton man charged in burglary case
Fell through ceiling at ex-girlfriend's home, police say

Local authorities have apprehended a Hampton man for allegedly breaking into his former residence earlier this year.

Charles Ray Pyburn, 43, is charged with burglary and criminal damage to property in the second degree.

The case against Pyburn stems from an incident which reportedly took place May 16, at a home on North Hampton Drive. According to Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton, Pyburn entered the home where he had lived until a few days before the alleged break-in, and talked to his ex-girlfriend by cell phone.

"His former girlfriend still resided there," said Bolton. "He actually fell through the ceiling from the attic onto the bed. The victim was at another location inside Clayton County just before the incident, and had been on her cell phone with the suspect."

Deputies with the Henry County sheriff's office took the suspect into custody early Wednesday morning. Pyburn appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court hours later, before Judge Robert Godwin.

The judge set bond for Pyburn at $10,000, and reset a preliminary hearing in the case for July 31.

Pyburn is being represented by the Public Defender's Office. Public Defender Gary Bowman was not available for comment Thursday.