'Witness' charged in crime she reported

CONYERS-- A woman who reported her neighbor's house burglarized turned out to be the prime suspect in the crime.

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office arrested Melissa Ann McCoy, 37, of 4280 Hull Road SE, after she reportedly called the Sheriff's Office on Sept. 10 to report that she had seen two suspects coming from the rear of her neighbor's home carrying a black plastic bag. The pair reportedly left walking south on Hull Road.

The neighbor wasn't at home when a deputy arrived, so he called for backup, cleared the house and secured a sliding glass door that was open. As the deputies prepared to leave, the homeowner arrived. She advised that a prescription for Hydrocodine was missing and two $100 bills.

McCoy reportedly described the suspects as a black male and white male and gave a description of the clothing they were wearing when she said she saw them leaving the house.

According to Investigator Michael Camp, further questioning by Investigator Troy Anderson led to McCoy's arrest.

"During the investigation, Investigator Anderson became suspicious of McCoy's story and was able to obtain a search warrant for her residence," Camp said. "The search warrant was executed on Sept. 27. During the search warrant, multiple items taken from the victim's residence were located inside McCoy's residence, including prescription medication with the victim's name on it."

Also reported taken in the burglary were cleaning products, trash bags, aluminum foil and other kitchen items, jewelry, an iPod, an extension cord, makeup, a laptop computer, two digital cameras, bottled water, and other household items. Total value of the items stolen was estimated at more than $5,000.

McCoy was charged with one count of burglary.


maryinga 3 years, 1 month ago

Someone has to much time on her hands.....guess she won't for a while....


Frustrated 3 years, 1 month ago

okay just a hint here..if youre goin gto be a "witness" to your neighbors burglary..dont have their stuff in your house when the police come knocking.


Elmo 3 years, 1 month ago

With the rapid, and continual , influx of thuggery and skulduggery into our once - "City of friendly people" - one has to wonder if this is the "new normal" for Rockdale County.

Or - once all the fields are soundly ravaged - will the locusts move on to greener pastures?


BigDaddyG 3 years, 1 month ago

I have lived in the same house for 15 years in Rockdale. This year alone I have been burglerized (with home security), Credit Card fraud, and a check stolen out of my mailbox (washed and rewritten). Can't sell my house, but I am ready to walk away.......Goodbye Rockdale.....you are now an extension of Lithonia. Say hello to Marta that will eventually be pushed down your throat and mark the end of any chance of recovery. Newton county take note.....you are next!!!


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