Two teens charged with breaking into Rockwell home

Published 10:18 am Monday, November 26, 2018

By Shavonne Walker

ROCKWELL — Two teenagers were charged with breaking into a Rockwell home after the homeowner caught them on surveillance video inside the house, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

David Allen Love, 16, and Jessica Judith Cournoyer, also 16, were charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering and consuming alcohol underage.

Cournoyer also had an outstanding warrant for misdemeanor assault and battery.

Authorities responded to the 300 block of Happy Lake Road, Rockwell, after a report of a breaking and entering in progress. The caller said he saw a young woman breaking into a neighbor’s house. The caller contacted the neighbor, who said she could see a woman inside the house on her security camera.

When a deputy arrived, he met Cournoyer and Love coming out of the front door. The deputy recognized Cournoyer and asked the two how they got into the house.

The teens said the door was open. The deputy asked if someone else was inside, and they said no.

The deputy went inside and found a case of beer opened with several beers missing. The deputy reported he could smell alcohol on Cournoyer.

The deputy talked with the homeowner, who said no one had permission to be at the house and she wanted both teens charged. The owner said based on the security footage, the two could have gotten in through a window or used a hidden key.

Love tested positive for being under the influence after an on-site Breathalyzer test. He was issued a $500 secured bond and remains in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Cournoyer was issued a $500 secured bond and an additional $300 for the outstanding warrant. She has since been released from the county jail.