Theresa Jean Bice

‘Mom’ abandons little boy in car as she breaks into empty home: Police

Police arrested a Georgia woman on Wednesday after she allegedly left her child in a car to burglarize a home.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Theresa Jean Bice, 39, is accused of leaving her 4-year-old son in her car while she broke into a home in Forsyth County. According to Forsyth County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Rainwater, the suspect was exiting the home through a rear window off of  Browns Bridge Road in Cumming, when an officer spotted her.

Deputy C.A. Miller apprehended Bice. When he spotted her car, he noticed the little boy sleeping inside the vehicle, close to drug paraphernalia, multiple  baggies containing methamphetamine, and a digital scale. She was arrested for “possession of tools for the commission of a crime”, “possession of drug-related objects and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute,” and burglary.

Police indicated that although they weren’t sure how long Bice was inside the empty home, they found a basket inside full of children DVDs and toys.

According to court records, Brice was convicted of shoplifting in April, and was on probation when the most recent arrest occurred. In turn, she’s being held at the Forsyth County jail without bond. Rainwater said that they would likely add child endangerment charges.

The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

[Feature Photo: Theresa Bice/Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office]