Two would-be burglars were caught in the act of breaking into a home in Olde Salem Township, located near the hone of one of the suspects near Avalon Parkway and Salem Road, thanks to the sharp eye of another neighbor and the quick reaction time of deputies.
Shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday, a witness called 911 reporting that two suspects had approached a house on foot, broken a window and entered the house. Deputies arrived within two minutes and heard movement within the house. The suspects escaped through the front door and took off running in two different directions.
There was a brief chase but the deputy lost sight of the suspects. A search perimeter with K-9 units was set up in the area. One of the suspects was spotted lying under some bushes near Avalon Parkway and Quincey Crossing and was taken into custody without resistance.
That suspect was identified as John Mabry, 26, of Conyers. He told deputies he had twisted his knee while running. Mabry was taken to Rockdale Medical Center, treated, and released to the Rockdale County jail.
The search perimeter was called off after about two hours.
The second suspect is described as a tall, thin black male, last seen wearing all black clothing and a red hat.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Investigator Troy Anderson at 770-278-8157.