Barrow County Sheriff’s Department officers were on patrol in Bethlehem Jan. 4 when they received a call in regards to someone trying to break into a residence on Natalie Drive.
Police were advised that two subjects were now across the street from the caller’s home and trying to break into another.
The caller advised central that the two subjects left the neighborhood in a red Pontiac Grand Am with a spare tire on the front right wheel.
Officers were already in the area and it did not take them long to locate a car matching the description with two subjects inside.
Police followed the vehicle until it pulled into a driveway on Lynn Road.
The responding officers issued a felony stop and ordered both parties out of the vehicle.
The driver, Kyla Johnson, was handcuffed and placed in the back of the patrol car, while her passenger Christopher Dukes was handcuffed and placed in another.
Police advised both parties that they were being questioned on information regarding an attempted burglary.
Upon inspecting the vehicle police found a pair of black gloves and a flat-head screwdriver.
While being questioned a patrol vehicle with tinted windows carrying the witness arrived and he was able to positively identify the two subjects as the ones who attempted to break into his home.
At this point Johnson and Dukes were placed under arrest for criminal trespass and attempted burglary.
Johnson stated she did not understand what was going on and that she had just met Dukes and was going to visit a friend named Lori so that she could “help her with some clothes.”
There was damage found on the door of the residence on Natalie Drive but officers were unable to make contact with the owner.
The screwdriver and gloves were taken into evidence and the two subjects were transported to the Barrow County Detention Center.