Two burglary suspects were arrested Monday afternoon after a resident spotted them breaking into a home near Hobgood Park in Woodstock and called 911, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
Robert Jason Bennett, 31, and Cardell Richardson, 34, both of Acworth, were apprehended Monday and charged in the burglary of the home in the Dockside Downs subdivision, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the office.
Baker said the “alert” resident saw the suspects’ car pull into a neighbor’s driveway and watched them enter the home.
“The neighbor was able to provide 911 dispatchers with a description and tag number of the suspects’ vehicle as well as a direction of travel when the suspects left the home,” Baker said.
More than a few deputies responded, and one spotted the car and pulled the suspects over on Countryside Lane, Baker said.
Bennett, who was the passenger in the car, then grabbed a backpack and fled from the traffic stop on foot, Baker said.
The deputy ran after Bennett, and he was later arrested in a subdivision off Wyngate Parkway. Richardson drove away from the traffic stop and made it to Hopewell Baptist Church in Canton before being pulled over again and arrested, Baker said.
Baker said the suspects made off with electronics, tools, jewelry, credit cards and other items from the house near Hobgood Park, but all the items were recovered.
Bennett was charged with burglary and two counts of obstruction and remains in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center on $12,560 bond, Baker said.
Baker said Richardson was charged with burglary and driving with a suspended license and also remains in custody at the Detention Center on $12,555 bond.