Asheville police arrested 39-year-old Schronda Rayshelle Parks of Hendersonville and charged her with larceny, and breaking and entering into a large home in the affluent Biltmore Park neighborhood in south Asheville.
"What we saw was for over an hour was about seven to eight police cars and there was a woman that was taken out of the house in handcuffs," said neighbor Julie Hall.
"We were very concerned and we were not told anything. We had called Asheville police and they said it was a private matter being taken care of."
The homeowner who asked News 13 not to release his name confirmed the woman broke in through a downstairs window. He also confirmed she was driving a stolen 2012 Ford Fusion taken from a Hendersonville dealership.
The home which is over 8,000-square-feet has remained vacant for several years.
Neighbors saw the woman driving the stolen car through Biltmore Park. It still had an invoice sticker on the window.
The homeowner said things had been moved around in the house.
"She made herself at home," he said.
"lt's scary, it's scary," said Bob Hall, a neighbor. "Something like that is happening here and our police department would not tell me what's going on. I have family, I have kids, I want to know what's happening here . I don't know why they're being so secretive about it."
Calls to Asheville Police for comment were not returned.
by Kimberly King
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