Three Murfreesboro residents have been charged in relation to a home burglary which occurred on March 1 on Hoover Road.
Jeffery Michael Hodges, 930 Palmer Dr., Apt. C, Murfreesboro, is charged with aggravated burglary and theft under $500.
Brandi Dawn Hodges, also of 930 Palmer Dr., Apt. C, Murfreesboro, and Bryon Keith Forest II, 920 Greenland Dr., Apt. 247, Murfreesboro, are both charged with theft under $500.
All three allegedly entered the Hoover Road home, while the owners were there and their eight-year-old child was sleeping on the couch, and stole a wallet and purse (containing credit cards, driver's licenses, social security cards, etc.).
The subjects allegedly entered through the rear door of the residence. A muddy footprint allegedly left by Jeffrey Hodges was found on the carpet, according to the arrest warrant obtained by Cannon County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Gullett.
Bond for Jeffrey Hodges was set at $4,500. Initial appearance for all three defendants in Cannon County General Sessions Court is set for May 3.
In a related development, the arrest of Jeffrey Hodges, a suspected gang member, possibly prevented him from breaking into houses last weekend in the Eagleville area, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said.
Jeffrey Hodges, 36, was charged last Thursday with simple possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia in Rutherford County and aggravated burglary in Cannon County, said Detective Steve Kohler.
When Hodges was arrested, detectives found a list of addresses in his car.
“We intercepted this,” Kohler said. “In our opinion, we felt like it was a target list for last weekend for several houses listed in the Eagleville area. I feel very confident this past weekend he may have targeted these homes.”
Hodges is documented as an Aryan Nationals member by the Tennessee Department of Correction, he said.
Both Hodges and suspect Joshua “Spider” Felts, 34, of Remuda Circle in Smyrna, were under investigation for several home burglaries during the past few months, the detective said.
“Some occurred at night when people were home sleeping,” Kohler said.
Alert Deputy Nathan Devers arrested Felts Feb. 27 for violation of parole in Davidson County.
Rutherford County Detectives Kohler, Bryant Gregory, Richard Brinkley and Ralph Mayercik along with the sheriff’s Active Crime Enforcement unit and Williamson County detectives began surveillance on Hodges.
Hodges was released on bond and is scheduled to answer the Rutherford County charges in April in General Sessions Court.
Kohler said more charges may be pending.