Rome pair arrested after being caught on Ring doorbell camera burglarizing house in broad daylight
According to a Rome Police Department incident report, on Thursday, October 8th, 2020, at approximately 8:30 AM, investigators went to a residence on Billy Pyle Road in an attempt to make contact with Nikia Dewitte, 40, of Rome, who was a suspect involving a residential Burglary that occurred at a residence on Williamsburg Drive on October 5th, 2020. Investigators had obtained video footage captured from a ring doorbell camera provided by the victim. The footage was later downloaded through the Rome Police Email and Facebook for identification assistance. The footage was clear and captured a white female in front of the residence. She is seen knocking on the front door with no answer later. At some point, the female ripped off the camera that was attached to the front of the home. After a few hours of posting, Investigators obtained the name of Nikia Dewitte as the one on the video. When investigators arrived at the residence, Dewitte answered the door. They introduced themselves as investigators with the City of Rome Police and advised the reason they wanted to talk to her. Investigators stated to her that there had been a home Burglary and that a neighbor had described seeing a vehicle matching hers exactly. When showed a still image of her captured by the camera, she confessed to the burglary and stated that she had some of the stolen items in her home. Investigators were allowed to enter the home and recovered a Toshiba laptop and the Sentry safe that contained all the personal documents of the victim. Dewitte was detained and transported to the Rome Police Department for an interview. Dewitte stated that she was approached by a subject she named Kevin Jenkins, 21 of Rome, who asked her if she wanted to go Burglarize a home. Dewitte later agreed and drove her vehicle to the incident location. Dewitte then stated that once at home and confirming nobody was home, they both went to the back of the home where a screen was removed from a window, and entry was made by pushing the window up. Dewitte then stated that Jenkins was the one that entered the home through the window, then unlocking the rear door of the residence, letting her in. Dewitte then stated that they were in the home for just a few minutes and took the Toshiba laptop, the Sentry safe along with an iPad, birth certificate, passport, security savings bond, social security card, and Black Ruger semiautomatic handgun. They then loaded them in the vehicle before leaving the scene. Dewitte stated that they drove a short distance and came back because she had realized that she might have been captured by the camera once back at the incident location. Dewitte stated she ripped the camera off the wall and left again. Dewitte was transported by to the Floyd County Jail charged with first-degree burglary, theft by receiving stolen property, identity fraud, and probation violation. Jenkins was charged with first-degree burglary and identity fraud.