A Baker High School English teacher and her husband were arrested Tuesday and charged with burglary and receiving stolen property.

Police believe Terry Perry, 52 and her husband, 53-year-old James Perry may also be responsible for close to a dozen burglaries in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

Terry Perry

Terry Perry

Police received a call from an eyewitness, who suspected a burglary at a home under construction on Raspberry Lane, said MPD Public Information Officer Terrence Perkins. The witness gave authorities the license plate number of a vehicle leaving the scene and officers ran the plate and made contact with the Perrys, Perkins said.

Perkins said police believe appliances and building materials found at the Perrys residence on Howell’s Ferry Road are connected to seven burglaries in Mobile, two burglaries in Mobile County, one in Baldwin County and one in Fairhope.

James Perry

James Perry

In all those cases, Perkins said, appliances and building materials were taken from homes under construction.
Nancy Pierce, a spokeswoman for the Mobile County School System, confirmed Terry Perry works for Baker High School. Pierce said she is currently on paid administrative leave.

Terry Perry was charged with burglary in the third degree, and receiving stolen property in the first degree. James Perry was charged with assault and resisting arrest in addition to the burglary and receiving stolen property charges because he “physically assaulted” an officer, Perkins said.