Sheriff: Woman Wakes Up To Sounds Of Burglars Breaking In

BURLINGTON, N.C. – Burlington Police say two men are facing burglary charges after they broke into a woman's home Saturday night.

Sheriff Terry Johnson said a woman called police after she woke up to what sounded like the blinds moving in the kitchen and dining room areas of her home on Fernway Drive in Burlington. As she went to her living room, she said she saw a flashlight shining through the window. She screamed and the flashlight disappeared, according to Johnson.

When deputies arrived to the scene, they saw three men walking on Lakeside Avenue near the entrance to Fernway Drive and tried to talk to them. One of the men ran off and the other two were held for questioning. Deputies said they used a K-9 track to find the man, which led them back to the home where the break-in happened.

Deputies identified the two men as Jason Antwan Gray, 19, of Burlington, and Allen Robert Venable Jr., 23, of Burlington. Gray had a bag that had a small flashlight, pair of Nike gloves, a cell phone, and a flat-head screwdriver, according to deputies.

Deputies said the screen to the dining room window had been cut and the window was partially open when they arrived to the scene on Fernway Drive.

Gray was charged with Attempted First Degree Burglary and Possession of Burglary Tools. Venable was charged with Attempted First Degree Burglary. Both were placed in Alamance County Jail under $50,000 each.


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