Probable cause hearing set for couple accused of stealing from drowned toddler's family
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 25, 2012
SALISBURY – A couple accused of stealing from their next door neighbors during the funeral of the neighbors’ drowned toddler will have a probable cause hearing on Oct. 10.
Bobby Joe Milam and girlfriend Jessica Necole Williams broke into their neighbors’ Rockwood Drive home last week, authorities said.
Deputies said Milam and Williams stole more than $4,000 in property and burned some items belonging to the parents’ late child.
On Monday, the couple was in court for a first appearance on two additional charges of felony obtaining property by false pretense and burning of personal property.
They were each given an additional $25,000 bond, totaling $75,000 bonds each.
Parker James Lee Munn, son of Nicholas Munn and Jessica Kepley, died Sept. 11 after he was found in a cement decorative fountain in a neighbor’s yard.
CPR was performed on the child at the scene, but attempts to revive the 1-year-old were unsuccessful.
Following the child’s funeral Saturday afternoon, family members returned to find the home ransacked.
An arrest report said Rowan investigators found the couple sold Jessica Kepley’s stolen jewelry to a local metal dealer.
In Milam and Williams’ back yard, deputies found a scorched birth certificate book, a picture frame and an angel ornament from Parker Munn’s room.
The couple was initially charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny.
Attorney David Bingham was appointed by a judge to represent Williams, court records show. Landis attorney Richard Locklear was appointed to represent Milam.