A woman from Cumming is in police custody this week on charges of felony burglary and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Theresa Jean Bice, 39, was arrested last week after allegedly breaking into an empty residence on Browns Bridge Road in Cumming.
According to an incident report from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Bice allegedly left her 4-year-old son in a vehicle outside a Browns Bridge Road residence while she broke in.
Bice was apprehended by Deputy C.A. Miller while exiting a window on the backside of the residence.
Miller was called to the location by the property owner James Otwell. Otwell phoned the authorities after discovering a vehicle parked behind the residence.
In his search of Bice’s vehicle, Miller stated that he found the sleeping child and an assortment of items including multiple baggies containing methamphetamine, a digital scale and glass smoking paraphernalia.
According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, it is unclear how long Bice had been in the residence, but that a small basket containing DVDs and children’s toys was found on the kitchen island.
Rainwater states that Bice had been arrested for shoplifting in April, and she was on probation at the time of this arrest.
Bice is now facing four felonies; burglary, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, possession of drug related objects and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Bice is being held at Forsyth County Jail and is not eligible for bond.
Rainwater concluded that the DA will likely tack on additional child neglect charges once the entire case is fully reviewed.
Attempts to reach a lawyer for Bice have been unsuccessful at this time.