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3 charged in break-in
Burglary botched on Memorial Day
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Matthew Woodrow Hayes - photo by Submitted
Three teenagers face several charges after they reportedly attempted to rob a southeastern Forsyth County home early on Memorial Day.

Andy Thomas Frady, 17, of James Burgess Road and Matthew Woodrow Hayes, 18, of Overlook Road in Alpharetta were arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and charged with burglary, criminal trespassing and possession of burglary tools.

Each teen also faces charges of underage consumption and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Frady remains at the Forsyth County Jail on $18,975 bond. Hayes was released Monday after posting $12,860 bond, a jail spokeswoman said.

A 16-year-old male, whose identity has not been released, also was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, possession of burglary tools and underage consumption. The juvenile was released to his parents’ custody.

Sheriff’s Capt. Frank Huggins said the teens were arrested about 4 a.m. Monday, after a 27-year-old man reported that someone was trying to break into his home on James Burgess Road.

“He stated that the subjects attempted to kick open the front door and were unsuccessful and then moved around back,” Huggins said. “They started kicking the door open and attempted to pry it open with a hammer.”

Huggins said deputies found Frady and the 16-year-old in the back of the house. He said the younger teen was holding a hammer.

Hayes was arrested after he was spotted trying to drive away. Authorities stopped him and determined he had been involved with the other teens, Huggins said.

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