A Houston County grand jury will hear cases against two Dothan residents charged with multiple vehicle break-ins.

Last month, police arrested Nhayquan Travon Bethel, 21, who faces 22 counts of unlawfully breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Shanoria Lahsaey Owens, 23, faces 16 counts of unlawfully breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Following Bethel’s preliminary hearing, Judge Benjamin Lewis bound Bethel’s cases over to a grand jury.

Owens’ attorney, Eric Davis, waived his client’s preliminary hearing.

A grand jury will determine if prosecutors have enough evidence to take both suspects to trial.

The break-ins were reported last month from Crossing Lane, Hidden Lake subdivision, and Brookhill Drive.

According to police, investigators made contact with the suspects at Walker’s Deluxe Motel in the 3200 block of East Main Street, and executed a search warrant for the suspects’ room and vehicle, where they found property belonging to victims of the break-ins, including firearms, purses, and wallets.

Both Bethel and Owens have a history with law enforcement.

Bethel was arrested in 2017 and charged with multiple counts of unlawfully breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Owens was previously arrested in 2015 and charged with first-degree robbery.

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