31 cited, 1 charged after massive, unauthorized party at vacant mansion in Hampton

The unauthorized party caused about $6,000 in property damage.
The unauthorized party caused about $6,000 in property damage.

Officials said one person is facing charges and 31 people received citations after a party at a vacant mansion in Henry County,  but it looks like hundreds of teenagers might have been there, according to Channel 2 Actions News.

Authorities said the massive home on Mount Carmel Road and its detached eight-car garage were both extensively damaged Saturday after the summer soirée, the news station reported.

“I would say easily about $6,000 worth of damage,” property manager Stephen Copeland told Channel 2.

The 10 bedroom, eight bathroom home sits on nearly five acres of land in Hampton, Channel 2 reported. Copeland said the house was vacant at the time, and the owner had not authorized any events there.

However, officials said that didn’t stop the party. There was no electricity running to the home, so a professional DJ was running a turntable off a generator, Copeland told Channel 2.

When Copeland found out about the massive bash about 9:30 p.m., he called police and rushed over, Channel 2 reported.

“You can smell the marijuana, and you could smell the drugs,” Copeland said.

He said the partygoers busted cabinets, knocked holes in walls and kicked in doors.

Police said some teens were spotted running into the woods. Some of those partygoers were detained, Channel 2 reported. One person, 22-year-old Zikomo Hansen, faces criminal damage to property charges, according to the news station.

Copeland, who said all the teens were trespassers, said he wanted them all to be prosecuted.

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The woman killed has been identified as 47-year-old Cheryl Lynn Shephard, of Woodstock.

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