Teen arrested for daylight burglary

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

By Elaine Rackley


A McDonough teenager was given a $15,000 bond Friday by Henry County Magistrate Court Judge Robert Godwin, for allegedly stealing electronic equipment from a Stockbridge home.

Henry County Police arrested Courtney Alexandria Durham, 18, Thursday, and charged the teen with burglary.

The incident occurred Feb. 23, at 11:33 a.m., while the homeowner was in the house, according to police.

"The [victim] states she was upstairs in a room when she heard a noise coming from outside the rear bedroom," states Officer Charles Mears in the police report. "The [homeowner] opened the door and observed two males running downstairs."

The victim unsuccessfully chased the pair down the street, and watched as they ran with items in their hands, and entered a brown or tan Buick Rendezvous, and fled the area, wrote Mears.

In speaking with the officer, the homeowner said it was possible that one of the intruders was a female, according to Mears.

"The accused did without authority and with intent [to] commit a theft (felony) therein ...[enter] through the garage door...removing a laptop computer, cellphone, Wii game system and a digital camera...," states the arrest warrant.

Durham remained in the Henry County Jail at press time.