Two Arrested in Oak Valley Rd. Burglary

Two people face charges after an alleged burglary over the weekend in Stephens County.

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Saturday night, deputies responded to an Oak Valley Road residence whose owner was out of town.

“A family member actually drove by the house and saw that the door was open and turned out and went and checked and saw the house had indeed been broken into,” said Shirley.

Shirley went on to say that this same family member provided information that helped investigators crack the case.

“The family member also saw a vehicle there earlier when he had went to town and based on the description of that vehicle, it led to two arrests in Stephens County,” said Shirley.

This week, authorities arrested 36-year-old Ray Daniel Mims of Carnesville and 31-year-old Jessica Windiate Thompson of Toccoa.

Both individuals are charged with First Degree Burglary. Mims is also charged with Tampering With Evidence.

Shirley said that the investigation is ongoing.

“There are some similarities in this burglary that may connect to some other burglaries that we had a few months ago and investigators are working diligently on that,” said the sheriff.

According to Shirley, both Mims and Thompson remained in the Stephens County Jail at last report awaiting a bond hearing.

The sheriff also said that authorities have recovered most of the property that had gone missing from the Oak Valley Road residence. However, some of it did suffer damage.