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Second suspect sought in home invasion

By Jason A. Smith

jsmith@henryherald.com

Henry County Police have released additional details of an alleged home invasion in Stockbridge, and are seeking a male reportedly involved in the crime.

Police Capt. Jason Bolton described the suspect being sought as a bald, black male, approximately 5-feet, 5-inches tall, weighing about 175 pounds.

Police apprehended a female suspect earlier -- Rachel Christine Chapa, 27, of Stockbridge -- and charged her with armed robbery in connection with the incident. She is being held without bond in the Henry County Jail.

The incident occurred around 2 p.m., May 11, at a home on Willow Hill Lane, according to police. Bolton said the suspects knocked on the front door of the home, and told the female home owner their car was broken down, and that they needed water.

"When the home owner turned away to go get water, the black male pushed the door open, pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and stated, 'Where's the money?'" Bolton said. "The black male went towards the master bedroom, where he confronted [a male victim] and demanded money."

The captain said the male victim gave one of the intruders "a small amount of cash," and, the suspects left in an unknown direction.

An arrest warrant states that the suspects took $368 from a female victim. Chapa was apprehended by Henry Police May 14, and taken to jail.

Bolton said the male suspect was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information on his identity, or whereabouts, is asked to contact Henry County Police Detective James Brumage, by phone at (770) 288-8250, by FAX at (770) 288-8135, or via e-mail at jbrumage@co.henry.ga.us.