Monday, March 15, 2010

Smell Of Cigarettes Leads To Burglary Charge

Aggravated burglary charges have been filed against a Jackson County man, accused of breaking into a home on Elmore Town Road. The sheriff's department says 23-year-old Jamie Daryl Hensley was seen walking along the side of the road by a deputy who was enroute to the burglary call. That officer says he saw Hensley reach into his pocket and toss something to the side of the road. A later search turned up jewelry and other items stolen in the burglary. The victim told authorities that he first became aware that someone had been in the house because he smelled cigarettes as he returned home ... and he doesn't smoke. Hensley will be in court on the burglary and theft of property charges on April 12th.