Florala Police: Burglary suspect was under bed, high on cocaine

FLORALA, AL (WSFA) - She was hiding under the bed according to Florala Police Department Chief Leo "Sonny" Bedsole. The woman, identified as 45-year-old Therese Henley, was seen by a vigilant neighbor breaking a window at a Florala area home Saturday night. The witness reported seeing the suspect crawling into the home.

Police quickly surrounded home and after the suspect didn't come out, officer went in. Inside one of the rooms, officers found Henley, under the influence of crack cocaine, hiding under a bed.

The suspect then told investigators she had collected jewelry and a small amount of money so she could buy more drugs. The same night she admitted to an Aug. 1 burglary on the same street where several flat screen TV's were stolen.

Later, Henley confessed to a third burglary of camera equipment from a local photographer, upping the felony count to three.

Charges include:

Charge                          Bond            Count
Forgery 1st                    $10k  ea       3 counts
Forgery 2nd                   $10k   ea      5 counts
Theft of property 2nd     $100k ea      2 counts
Burglary                         $100k ea       3 counts
Theft of Property 3rd     $25k              1 count

She is being held at the Covington County Jail.

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