Team effort quickly catches break-in suspect

Three Henderson police officers and K-9 Okar combined to corral a suspect minutes after a break-in was discovered at a Raleigh Road restaurant early Sunday, according to a news release from Police Chief Glen Allen.

Officer D.J. Chavis discovered at 1:19 a.m. Sunday that Mattie’s Kitchen at 230 Raleigh Road had been broken into, according to the news release. Moments later, Officer T.W. Long detained suspect Jimmy Dean Kelly, 41, on nearby Dorsey Avenue.

Officer D.A. Diogo and Okar then followed the trail of the burglar from the restaurant and found that it led straight to Kelly, the news release added.

After further investigation, Kelly, of 622 Highland Ave., was charged with two felonies, breaking and entering and breaking and entering of a coin-operated machine inside the business.

Kelly was jailed in lieu of a $10,300 bond. He’s due in court Sept. 6.