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.