JONESVILLE — A Ronda couple have been charged with first-degree burglary and other felony and misdemeanor charges related to a recent incident in Jonesville.
“We had a house that was burglarized. Entering someone’s house and it being occupied is a very severe crime,” said Jonesville Police Chief Roger Reece, announcing the two arrests in the case.
On Jan. 14 at 10 a.m., the first-degree burglary was reported at a home on North Bridge Street in Jonesville. Apparently the suspects entered the home while the occupants were sleeping during the night, reported Reece.
“One of the victim’s pocketbook was stolen, with all the contents in the pocketbook including a firearm, credit cards,” said Reece. “Later the same night, another victim from an area near the burglary had her car stolen.
“We had a known felon staying in the Rose’s Motel, and we felt they were involved and they became our primary suspect,” the chief reported.
Upon searching for the suspects, Reece said they were located at the home of the female suspect’s mother in Ronda. “They tried to flee but were recovered by Wilkes Sheriff’s deputies and Jonesville police,” he said. “They found evidence of other crimes in Wilkes County in the car as well.”
In Jonesville, Deanna Marie Thompson, 24, of 12339 Elkin Hwy. 268, Ronda, and Cody Dean Thompson, 24, of the same address, both were charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle, felony conspiracy, felony burglary-forcible entry, felony larceny of a firearm, misdemeanor criminal damage to property, felony conspiracy to break and enter to commit felony and felony larceny. In addition, Cody Thompson was charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon.
Deanna Thompson was given a $40,000 secured bond, while Cody Thompson is in Yadkin County Jail on a $75,000 secured bond.
Reece encouraged residents to keep all their doors and windows locked in addition to securing their cars.
“First-degree burglary is at night and an occupied dwelling. That adds a level of seriousness and danger for both the victims and the suspects,” said Jonesville Detective Scotty Vestal.
“I commend them boys for what they’ve done,” said Reece of the officers who apprehended the Thompson couple.
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