An Ardmore woman and a Lone Grove man are facing second-degree burglary charges thanks to an alert neighbor who noticed unwelcome guests at a Plainview Road residence and called police Monday evening.
Interim Ardmore Police Chief, Capt. Kevin Norris, said Officer Ryan Eads responded to a residence in the 110 block of South Plainview Road about 6:25 p.m.
"A neighbor called and reported lights were on in the house but no one was suppose to be home," Norris said.
Amanda Skinner and Christopher Grayson attempted to flee from the scene of the crime with stolen tools valued at an estimated $3,540.
"They took off. Officers pursued. They turned onto the interstate but pulled over at mile marker 34, where they were taken into custody without incident," Norris said.
The stolen tools were recovered.
Skinner and Grayson were booked into the Carter County Detention Center.
Tuesday Skinner, identified as the driver of the getaway car, was formally charged by the district attorney's office with felony second-degree burglary and a misdemeanor attempting to elude police. Prosecutors also charged Grayson with felony second degree burglary. The couple made initial appearances in district court Tuesday afternoon. A $20,000 bond was set on the charges facing Skinner. Bond on the charge facing Grayson was set at $30,000.