Suspect arrested after Peak’s Corner Vehicle Break-in and Vandalism at Fyffe Park
From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:
DeKalb County Investigators and Deputies have made an arrest regarding a car break-in at Dobson Cabinet Shop Wednesday morning and damage to gates at the Fyffe Town Park.
Investigators believe the suspect was under the influence of narcotics as she left her home in Grove Oak during the early morning hours of Wednesday. After damaging her own home she drove through two locked gates at the Fyffe Town Park causing damage to her vehicle.
Then at approximately 7:00am, the suspect broke into a vehicle at Dobson Cabinet Shop at Peak’s Corner on County Road 50; the suspect’s vehicle was caught on a number of security cameras during the incidents.
Angelia Smith, age 35 was arrested and charged with the Unlawful Breaking & Entering of a vehicle; the Fyffe Police Department is pursuing additional charges regarding the damaged gates at the town park.
Also this week – 42 year old Jonathan Richards of Geraldine was served warrants regarding the string of car break-ins and ensuing manhunt in Geraldine that occurred on Tuesday July 14th. DeKalb County Investigators went to a home on Crowe Street in Geraldine in order to speak with a suspect regarding the vehicle break-ins the night before.
The suspect then barricaded himself in the home, and shortly after, the house caught fire.
The Geraldine, Crossville, and Fyffe Fire Departments all responded to the fire and after the fire was extinguished, it was discovered that the suspect escaped. At about the same time a homeowner on County Road 20 spotted a male on foot matching the description. Deputies, Investigators, and Task Force Agents treated him as armed and dangerous, as a number of firearms had been stolen the night before. Geraldine and Crossville Police also assisted with that search, along with the ALEA Aviation Unit.
A short time later, the suspect was captured near County Road 104 and was transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center without further incident; evidence of the break-in was later found at the suspect’s residence.
Richards remains jailed on the charges of Burglary 3rd Degree (x2), Breaking & Entering of a Vehicle (x9), Theft of Property 2nd Degree (x3), Theft of Property 4th Degree and also Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree.
He currently has bond set at $153,500