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Pair of suspects charged in burglary cases

By Jason A. Smith

jsmith@henryherald.com

Two men were being held in the Henry County Jail Friday on burglary charges, after allegedly stealing more than $1,000 worth of electronic equipment from an Ellenwood home.

Charged with two counts of burglary each, are: Stafford Wrenrick Randolph, 22, of Ellenwood, and Kadarius Rashad Carter, 20, who is homeless and has a post-office box in Decatur, according to jail records.

Carter is being held without bond, and Randolph was being held on $25,000 bond.

Both men appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court Friday, and waived preliminary hearings on the charges against them. Judge Robert Godwin bound the suspects' cases over to Henry County Superior Court.

According to a warrant application, Randolph and Carter are named as suspects in a May 11, burglary. Henry County Police Detective Capers Green states in the warrant application that Carter, accompanied by Randolph, stole several items from a home on Fair Drive in Ellenwood.

"The accused ... [took] a 32-inch, LG flat-screen TV valued at $300, a 42-inch, LG flat-screen TV [valued] at $500, and a Nintendo DSi [game system], valued at $275," Green stated.

"[Randolph] confessed to driving his father's vehicle, and not helping with the burglary," added Green. "But ... Carter advised the accused assisted in the burglary [on] Fair Drive."

The suspects, according to a separate warrant application for Randolph, were also connected to a second burglary case on Thursday. No additional details were available, Friday, on the second burglary charge against the suspects.

Warrants for both men were issued in Magistrate Court Thursday, which was followed by their arrests the same day by Henry County Police, said Henry Sheriff's Chief Deputy David McCart.