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Teen charged with stealing clothes in burglary case

By Jason A. Smith

jsmith@henryherald.com

A teenager was being held in the Henry County Jail Friday on $10,000 bond, for allegedly entering a woman's home to steal clothes.

Lacey Breanna Smith, 18, of Locust Grove, is charged with burglary and simple battery.

Smith appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court Friday, represented by the Public Defender's Office. Judge Robert Godwin bound the suspect's charges over to Superior Court.

Henry County Police responded to a call from Judy Owens, a resident on Woodridge Drive in Stockbridge, on March 26, at 8:51 p.m., according to a report by Police Officer Antonio Mellon. Owens, the report states, told police that Smith entered her home and took clothing without permission.

"Mrs. Owens advised that Ms. Smith made entry to the home from the front door, which was unlocked as Mrs. Owens was next door at the neighbor's house," Officer Mellon wrote.

Owens, the report continues, received a call from another female, who said she took Smith to Owens' home, "where she [Smith] walked out with a black garbage bag with several items in it."

"Mrs. Owens advised that [the caller] contacted her and returned the black garbage bag with all the items from the home," Mellon wrote.

Information was not available Friday from police regarding Smith's simple-battery charge.

Police obtained a warrant for Smith's arrest April 21, and she turned herself at the jail Thursday, according to Sheriff's Chief Deputy David McCart. A future court date in the case has not been scheduled.