Wilson woman facing charge for second degree burglary

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Dyrenda Gail Ankney

A Wilson woman is facing complaints for second degree burglary and a second possible suspect is on the run following an alleged break in late last week.

Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant said officers responded to a burglary in progress at a Wilson residence, located off Memorial Road, on Friday, Dec. 27. The home owner reportedly came home that evening to find a broken window and two suspects allegedly attempting to steal “items of value” from inside the residence.

However, the home owner scared them off before they could take anything, Bryant said. The suspects then allegedly ran out the door. A few hours later, officers from the Carter County Sheriff’s Department located 35-year-old Dyrenda Gail Ankney of Wilson.

Ankney was taken into custody in connection with the incident and is currently facing a charge for burglary in the second degree, according to Carter County court documents filed Dec. 30. If found guilty, Ankney faces up to seven years in jail.

Bryant said the department is still searching for a second suspect in the burglary. While most leads have run dry so far, Bryant said officers believe they know who the suspect is. However, no names or descriptions are being released at this time.

Anyone who may have information is encouraged to call the sheriff’s department at 580-223-6014.