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Two brothers jailed in TV theft

One brother denied bond

James Mitchell

James Mitchell

HAMPTON — Two brothers were charged with stealing a television. One got bond and the other did not.

James William Mitchell, 55, and his brother, Junior Ray Mitchell, 45, are accused of stealing a Sony television from a Hampton home. The incident took place Saturday at 2:35 p.m., on Hampton Road.

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Junior Mitchell

They appeared Sunday before Clayton County Magistrate Court Judge Robert Dolph. The judge denied bond for the younger Mitchell, who has a previous armed robbery charge. Dolph set a $32,000 bond for the elder Mitchell. The victim told Clayton County Police she did not give either man permission to enter her home or take the television.

The brothers confessed to breaking into the residence with the intent to steal electronics, according to police.

“[Junior] Mitchell advised he did enter the residence with the intent to remove the TV and other items, without the owner’s permission,” said Clayton County Police Officer W. Tillman. “[James] Mitchell advised he did enter the residence without consent from the owner, with the intent to take the television and other electronics with co-defendant Junior Mitchell.”

The Mitchell brothers were arrested and each was charged with burglary and theft by taking.

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