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Pair suspected of breaking into vacant house

A 49-year-old Riverdale woman, and a Jonesboro man of the same age, were arrested last week in Henry County, after police said they found the pair at a vacant home in McDonough.

Laura Tonya Oliver and Michael Lee Levy are charged with burglary and possession of tools for the commission of a crime. Levy is also charged with misdemeanor obstruction of an officer.

Oliver's bond was set at $30,000, and the matter of bond for Levy will be taken up at a later date in Superior Court.

Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton said at the time of the arrests, Levy was wanted in California for counterfeiting. He said no request had been made for Levy's extradition.

Henry Police encountered the pair at 12:54 p.m., Thursday, at a house on Jonesboro Road in McDonough.

"It appeared the subjects kicked in a back double French door," police Sgt. Keith Shumate wrote in a report. "They were pulling electric wiring for the copper from under the house. The female was standing outside pulling the wire, as the male subject was under the house disconnecting the wire."

Police said they saw Oliver with a pair of pliers in her hand. They said Levy was in possession of a flashlight and other tools.

The suspects were taken to the Henry County Jail, and appeared Friday in Henry County Magistrate Court. The charges against Oliver and Levy were bound over to Superior Court.

Police said the home is the property of an out-of-state owner.