Tyrone Body
Tyrone Body

A Canton man faces up to 25 years in prison after being found guilty this week of burglary of a dwelling.

Madison County District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Tyrone Body was found guilty after a trial for the crime of burglary of a dwelling. He will be sentenced Nov. 4. He is a habitual offender and faces up to 25 years without eligibility for parole or early release. 

During the early morning hours on Nov. 10, 2018, Body barged through the locked door of his girlfriend’s apartment in Canton. Body then assaulted her, breaking her nose in the process. The home was occupied by the victim, her four small children, and another man.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched by a third party who called 9-1-1 to report the disturbance. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Body still in the home. The case was tried in front of a Madison County jury who found Body guilty on the charge of burglary of a dwelling. Body had previously pleaded guilty to the charge of domestic violence in Madison Justice Court. 

“This is yet another example of domestic violence in our community," Bramlett said. "I appreciate the quick response of the Sheriff’s Department who were able to catch this guy before he was able to get away with his crime.”