Friday July 19th, 2024 11:44PM

Two women facing charges after break-in near Flowery Branch

By Caleb Hutchins Assistant News Director

Two women are behind bars and facing charges related to a break-in at a home near Flowery Branch.

Hall County Sheriff's Office officials said the break-in happened in June at a home on Blackjack Road. The two suspects, Teresa Benites and Shanna Brooke Malcolm, both ages 23 of Gainesville, allegedly tried to steal jewelry from the residence but were unsuccessful.

After the break-in, the sheriff's office took out warrants for Benites and Malcolm. Malcolm was eventually arrested in Gwinnett County on June 22 on drug charges and is also facing warrants from Madison and Gordon counties.

Benites was arrested in Forsyth County on July 3 and brought back to Hall County where she was booked into jail on charges including burglary and third-degree cruelty to children. The cruelty to children charges stem from three children being inside the home at the time of the break-in.

Benites remained in the Hall County Jail without bond as of Friday afternoon.

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