By Jason A. Smith
A second Clayton County teenager has been arrested in connection with a break-in at a McDonough home.
Jennifer Denice Kimble, 19, of Jonesboro, is charged with burglary and a probation violation. She was being held Monday in the Henry County Jail on a $25,000 bond. Kimble also appeared in Magistrate Court on Monday, represented by the Public Defender's Office.
She waived her right to a preliminary hearing on the charges against her, and Judge Robert Godwin bound the charges over to superior court.
Kimble was apprehended Friday by McDonough Police, for a probation violation. Her burglary charge was added when she was brought to the jail, records from the facility show.
Kimble is the second suspect to be jailed in connection with a Hennepin Trace break-in, June 2, at the McDonough home of an acquaintance. Henry County Police said Kimble, along with Deborah Rena Bibbins, of Jonesboro, entered the house, attempting to steal two flat-screen TVs, a Wii console, jewelry and prescription drugs.
"Once inside, they removed [the items] to the garage, where their vehicle was parked," wrote Henry Police Detective Wayne Bender, in a June 8 warrant application for Bibbins. "Upon arrival of police, [they] fled the scene, leaving behind ... the items they were in the process of stealing."
Bibbins and Kimble, according to a police report by Henry Officer Felicia Henley, had a confrontation with the burglary victim, while the three were vacationing together last month, and threatened to burglarize her home.
Bibbins turned herself in last Wednesday, according to jail records. She remained in custody Monday, on $5,000 bond, said Henry County Sheriff's Chief Deputy David McCart.
Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton said additional suspects are being sought in connection with the break-in. "A 16-year-old juvenile male has also been charged with burglary [and] released to his parents," Bolton said. "Detective Bender is still attempting to identify two other male suspects in the case."