Son Makes Off With Dad’s Laptop

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A Murfreesboro man who allegedly stole his sleeping dad’s laptop computer was quickly apprehended recently.

Corey Wade Foster, 902-H W. Main St., Murfreesboro, was arrested on a charge of theft over $500 on July 28 by Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Moss. A warrant was obtained by Kerry Foster of Woodbury alleging that Corey Foster, on July 27, stole a laptop computer from him valued at $550. Bond was set at $3,000. Initial court date is Aug. 23.

Deputy Eric Moss was dispatched to the CCSD at approximately midnight on July 28 to take a report of a theft. Upon arrival he spoke with Kerry Foster, who stated that his son, Corey, had been at his residence. Kerry said he was in his bed and at approximately 11:15 p.m. he heard something. Kerry stated he got out of bed and noticed that his laptop computer was missing.

Kerry stated he looked out the window and observed his son, Corey, getting into his vehicle and he saw that Corey had the computer in his hands.

Kerry said his son was staying at a residence in Murfreesboro and provided Deputy Moss with the address.

Deputy Moss had Cannon County Dispatch contract the Murfreesboro Police Department and request that an officer go by the address. Deputy Moss then took out an arrest warrant on Corey Foster for theft over $500. He faxed copies of the warrant to the Murfreesboro Police Dept. and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Dept.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., dispatch notified Deputy Moss that the MPD has Corey Foster in custody. Deputy Moss met a deputy from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Dept. at the county line at 2:30 a.m. and took Corey into custody and transported home to the CCSD for booking.

While in booking, Deputy Moss read Corey Foster his Miranda rights and asked him if he still had his father’s computer. Corey said he did not, but thought he could get it back.

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