An Acworth couple remains in jail Monday morning after they were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a home in Cherokee County.
At around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, deputies with the Cherokee Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a silent alarm call at a home on Millwood Lane, which sits off Highway 92 in unincorporated Woodstock.
Deputy Cody Jones arrived around 90 seconds after the call was dispatched and noticed a "suspicious" woman, Megan Phillips, 33, of Acworth, lingering in a nearby church parking lot, said Cherokee Sheriff's Office Spokesman Lt. Jay Baker.
Jones then approached the home on foot and saw David Fowler, 36, of Acworth, walk from behind the house. Fowler "immediately jumped on a bicycle and tried to flee the area," Baker said.
Fowler then crashed into a fence and tried to run on foot, but Jones apprehended the suspect before he could escape. Fowler allegedly had with him a backpack filled with tools the agency believe was used to break into the home.
"It appears Fowler was interrupted before any items were removed from the house," Baker said.
Phillips, who deputies determined was Fowler's girlfriend, was found walking westbound on Highway 92. The agency later learned she was acting as a lookout while Fowler tried to break into the house.Fowler was charged with burglary, possession of tools to commit a crime, criminal trespass and obstruction of an officer. He remains behind bars at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center with a $24,400 bond.
Phillips was charged with party to a crime (burglary) and is also in custody with an $11,200 bond.