A couple who broke into a Short Mountain Road home for a snack faces felony burglary charges for their late-night kitchen raid.
The suspects, David Franklin Turner and Amanda M. Judkins, are charged with burglary and theft. Turner is also charged with evading and resisting arrest.
The two were nabbed by deputy Brystol Davis who was patrolling the area and saw Judkins walking along Short Mountain Road drinking a Coke. The deputy stopped her and asked if she was lost. It was at that point a call came across the radio about a man and woman walking through yards in the Short Mountain area. Davis asked Judkins if that was her.
“She stated it was and that the male had broken into a house nearby,” said Davis, noting the woman volunteered to take him to the house. Along the way, the deputy’s car spotlight fell on Turner, who was sitting by a tree at Earleyville Church of Christ, having a snack.
“He ran but was taken into custody a short time later,” the deputy said, noting the suspect had to be forcibly put into the patrol car.
Upon talking to the homeowner where the break-in just occurred, the deputy learned she had surprised the burglars.
“She said she was in bed and heard voices in the kitchen area,” the deputy recalled. “When she went to investigate, she saw them standing in the kitchen.”
The victim said that when they saw her they grabbed a six-pack of Cokes and some snacks from the table and ran out the door. Davis said the food and drink were found on the suspects when they were taken into custody. They had kicked in the front door to gain entry.