The arrest of an intoxicated person by Durant Police solved the burglary of a Mead home, according to the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office
On Wednesday, a Durant officer arrested 33-year-old Mika Renea Hart, Durant, for having actual physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated. After the arrest, two checks that were written to Hart were discovered and the officer became suspicious, so he contacted the owner who confirmed she had not written any checks to Hart and that her home in Mead had been burglarized, according to authorities.
An investigator from the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Durant Police Department and met with the victim. According to the sheriff’s office, the victim handed over a piece of a pedicured toenail that she had discovered in her son’s bedroom floor. A sheriff’s investigator went to the Bryan County Jail and discovered that Hart had a pedicure with the same white and glittery tips. The investigator also observed that both the left and right big toenails were broken off.
Hart was placed under arrest by the sheriff’s office for second-degree burglary.
“This Durant Police officer did not just get a suspected intoxicated driver off the street but also helped solve a burglary,” said Bryan County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Nathan D. Calloway. “This is a good example of agencies working together to keep our community safe.”
Hart was charged Thursday with felony knowingly concealing stolen property and second-degree burglary, plus misdemeanor actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance.