McDonough woman indicted in armed robbery

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

By Mehgaan Jones


A McDonough woman has been indicted by a Clayton County Grand Jury on charges of armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, and theft by taking.

The indictment, issued on Wednesday, identifies Heather Leigh Higgins, 21, as the suspect who allegedly robbed James Humphreys, of Jonesboro, last May.

Higgins "intentionally and knowingly, in concert with another person, did commit armed robbery when they entered the residence of James Humphreys and produced a metal pipe and told him if he moved, he would be killed," the warrant for Higgins' arrest states.

According to the indictment, the grand jury did not know the identity of the male who allegedly collaborated with Higgins in the robbery.

"They then proceeded to take pain medication, two hundred dollars in cash, and an I Phone ... They both fled after that," the indictment said.

Specifically, Higgins, and the unknown male allegedly took $350 worth of prescription pain medications, $200 in cash, and an I Phone, which was worth $459, according to the application for an arrest warrant.

The medication was prescribed to Humphreys for a medical condition, the application explained.

Higgins, and the unknown male, made entry into 2940 Old South Drive, in Jonesboro, and held Humphreys against his will with a metal pipe, while leaving visible injuries, according to court documents.

Higgins made an "assault upon the person of James Humphreys with the intent to rob, by threatening and pushing him to the ground," the indictment states.

Higgins is represented by attorneys, Dwayne Singleton and Nicholas Granade, who could not be reached for comment, on Friday.