Forsyth County Authorities have apprehended a 20-year-old man from Cumming in connection with a string of thefts that targeted unlocked vehicles in a subdivision off of John Burruss Road late this February.
According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Nicholas Leon Hendrix was arrested and charged with 14 felony counts of theft. He said that they believe Hendrix is responsible for allegedly entering multiple vehicles in the Carriage Walk Subdivision off John Burruss Road and may have stolen guns and other valuables from those vehicles.
Rainwater said that Hendrix was originally taken into custody on March 2 on unrelated charges of alleged public indecency and the underage possession of alcohol.
An incident report from his initial arrest said that Hendrix and another person were allegedly observed by deputies, “parked halfway on the median and halfway in the opposite lane of travel … mooning vehicles as they passed” on Castleberry Road.
Rainwater said that at the time of his arrest for public indecency, Hendrix was already being sought in connection with the vehicle break-ins that occurred on Feb. 21.
“While he was in our jail, evidence came back identifying [Hendrix] as the suspect responsible for the unlawful entering of vehicles in the Carriage Walk Subdivision,” Rainwater said.
According to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office incident reports filed on March 1, Hendrix allegedly admitted to some of the vehicle break-ins when he was confronted by detectives prior to his arrest.
In the report, Deputy Green states that Hendrix said: “OK, it was me. I did it before I got my job back [because] I needed the money.”
The report states that Hendrix also allegedly handed over two iPads and a Gameboy to deputies that were stolen from vehicles in the Carriage Walk Subdivision.
In the report, Green states that shoe prints matching Hendrix’s were found at the scene and Hendrix was allegedly caught on video at the scene of the crimes.
Hendrix is facing 14 counts of felony theft, one felony charge of parole violation and two misdemeanors for public indecency and the underage possession of alcohol.
Hendrix is currently in custody at the Forsyth County Jail and has no bond due to his charge of parole violation.