Woman wanted in Powder Springs home invasion arrested, man still on the run

Published: Aug. 12, 2022 at 12:32 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2022 at 12:51 PM EDT
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POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (CBS46) - Powder Springs Police confirmed to CBS46 News that a 22-year-old Douglasville woman was arrested and faces multiple charges in connection to a home invasion on Silvery Way early Friday morning.

Officials say Kayla Cynthia Phillips was charged with burglary-home invasion, armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft by taking, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct.

Police said shortly after midnight, a man broke into a home in the 3000 block of Silvery Way. Detectives said the man pointed a gun at the homeowner and demanded cash and when the homeowner refused, he stole property instead.

Police said the man jumped into a stolen red colored sedan and took off toward Atlanta.

Officers were able to get the tag number of the vehicle using flock cameras.

An hour after the initial call, detectives said the suspected vehicle involved was spotted on the East-West Connector. Police tried to make a traffic stop but the car continued to flee.

Eventually, the chase ended on MLK Drive. Police say they arrested a woman who was driving but the male who broke into the home fled on foot and remains on the run.

Neighbors told CBS46 they saw a man peeking into their neighbor’s home on Tuesday and they called the police right away.

“The next day we reached out to like have our fence up because it’s unfortunate right because we literally just moved in here and we don’t know what the neighborhood is like and it’s like, did we move into the wrong neighborhood? Is this something that always happens here? It’s scary honestly,” neighborhood resident Simbi Okelowo said.

Police said they also found the firearm used in the home invasion inside the vehicle and later discovered that it was stolen out of Coweta County.

Detectives are trying to identify and arrest the man wanted in connection to the burglary.

Phillips remains in custody at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

If you have information on this investigation, please contact Capt. Holcombe with Powder Springs Police at 770-943-1616.