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UPDATE: Police catch alleged teen burglar behind Woodhollow Drive residence

Update: Tyrone Pope pleaded guilty to one count each of first-degree burglary and possession of tools during the commission of a crime in Recorder's Court Monday. He was ordered to return to the Muscogee County Jail under bonds totaling $7,500 and the case was bound over to Superior Court.

Original story: Officers who spent Sunday near the intersection of Hunter Road and Courtland Drive searching for burglary suspects didn't leave empty-handed, according to reports.

Police were on the lookout at 8:50 a.m. for burglary suspects connected to a recent incident when they allegedly found Tyrone Pope, 18, crouched behind a Woodhollow residence with stolen items, records show.

Pope was taken into custody and charged with first-degree burglary and possession of tools during the commission of a crime. Though, police are still searching for the unknown suspect who also burglarized the home in the 1700 block of Woodhollow Drive Sunday between 7 a.m. and 8:50 a.m.

Pope's alleged accomplice was described as a black man between 17 and 21 years old with a low haircut who was last seen wearing a black jacket with a hood attached.

Records indicate that the suspects reportedly forced their way in a west facing bedroom window and stole $1,600 worth of items.

Police said in a report that they saw Pope with a $200 Dymex television, $500 in bracelets and necklaces and a $458 Acer laptop in his possession. At the time, the teen was bleeding from a laceration on his right hand.

Officers believe Pope used a screwdriver, pliers and hammer to commit the offense that essentially caused $200 worth of property damage to the Woodhollow Drive home.

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