Police have arrested Rachael Coleman, 26, of Marietta; Timothy Lamar Carter, 23, of Marietta; and Kevin Cortez Till, 25, of East Point, on three felony counts of burglary apiece. The three are suspects in three burglaries and one attempted burglary that occurred over six days in the neighborhood. According to arrest warrants, Carter is a resident of the nearby Charlton Forge subdivision and Coleman lives off Powder Springs Road.
Police Officer David Baldwin said detectives recovered some of the property taken during the burglaries from the suspects’ homes.
According to warrants for their arrests, Coleman drove the two men to the houses and waited while Till went into the houses and Carter brought the stolen items back to the car.
The neighborhood, which is a mix of young professionals and decades-long residents, has been reeling from the break-ins and a recent assault. Residents who used to be comfortable leaving their front doors unlocked have set up a Facebook page and call each other when they see something suspicious.
Stuart Sims, who works nearby at the Brock Clay law firm, said the arrests have restored some confidence in the normally calm neighborhood.
“We are very happy, both with … these arrests and the Marietta Police department’s response,” he said. “They have bent over backwards to take phone calls, answer questions from the neighbors, and keep us informed.”
Baldwin said there are no more unsolved burglaries in the neighborhood, though he said the three are not suspects in a Sept. 16 Hazel Street assault, in which a man forced entry into a house, assaulted an elderly woman and stole cash and jewelry.
The homeowner in the assault was treated and released at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.
Coleman is also charged with felony theft by receiving, as well as misdemeanor charges of theft by deception and drug possession.
Carter also faces misdemeanor charges of drug possession and criminal trespass, and Till is charged with criminal trespass.
The three are being held at the Cobb County Jail, with only Till being denied bail. None of the three has an attorney, according to jail records.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Marietta Police Detective Rader at (770) 794-5388 or the department’s anonymous tip line at (770) 794-6990.
News Editor Kim Isaza contributed to this report