Pair charged with Hampton break-in

By Jason A. Smith


Henry County Police arrested two Clayton County men, for allegedly breaking into a house to steal sinks and other items.

Timothy Shawn Mitchell, 43, of Jonesboro, and Terence Wendell Bunkley, 44, of Riverdale, are charged with burglary, and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

Both men appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court, Tuesday, represented by the Public Defender's Office.

Judge Robert Godwin set bond for Mitchell and Bunkley at $15,000 each, and bound their cases over to Superior Court.

The break-in allegedly occurred Monday, at a house on Belgian Court in Hampton. An arrest warrant for Mitchell, filed in Magistrate Court Tuesday, states that he entered the building, owned by S&W Custom Builders, Inc., through a door and stole several items.

"[He removed] sinks, countertops and doors," the warrant states. "The said accused did have in his possession ... hammers, drills and crowbars."

A separate warrant, for Bunkley, contains allegations identical to those against Mitchell.

Contact information was unavailable Tuesday for a representative from the building company. Further details on the case were not released by police.