Police ID woman arrested in Powder Springs home invasion

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

2nd suspect remains at large amid ongoing investigation, cops say

Police have identified a woman who was arrested in connection with a home invasion in Powder Springs, but a man suspected in the same crime remains at large after a car chase that ended in Atlanta.

Kayla Cynthia Phillips, 22, of Douglasville, was taken into custody early Friday morning during the police chase that followed the home invasion, Powder Springs police said in a news release Friday afternoon. Phillips is facing charges of home invasion, armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft by taking, theft by receiving, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct.

The second suspect was able to continue fleeing in the car after Phillips got out, eventually abandoning the vehicle in southwest Atlanta and running away on foot, police said. Detectives are continuing to investigate and follow leads to locate the man, police said.

Officers were called to a home on Silvery Way in a development called Tapp Farm after getting reports of the home invasion just after 12:30 a.m., Powder Springs police said.

The victim said a man broke into his home using a crowbar, brandished a gun and demanded money, according to police. The man took “property,” which police did not specify, and left in a dark sedan driven by a second suspect, the release said.

The resident told Channel 2 Action News the suspect took a watch during the robbery. The victim also said the suspect fired a shot before leaving, and video from the townhouse showed a bullet hole in the home’s garage door.

Powder Springs police were able to get the car’s license plate number and issue an alert to other agencies about the suspects. Cobb police soon located the car traveling on the East-West Connector using license plate reading cameras and tried to make a traffic stop, the release said.

Instead of stopping, the suspects drove away and Cobb officers gave chase, continuing into Atlanta, the release said.

According to Cobb police, officers chased the suspects into southwest Atlanta, where they abandoned their car near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Linkwood Road. Phillips was arrested at the scene, but the man escaped.

Powder Springs officials confirmed that detectives are searching for the suspect but did not say if the man is armed.

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