Three Juveniles Charged Following Break-In

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The Cannon County Sheriff’s Department has charged three juveniles in connection with a break-in which occurred on Dec. 12.

Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Moss was dispatched to an address on Sugar Tree Knob on that date in reference to a possible breaking and entering.

While enroute, Deputy Moss was advised by Cannon County Dispatch that a witness stated there were three individuals leaving the scene on Sugar Tree Knob and walking to a nearby residence.

Upon arrival, Deputy Moss was stopped by a witness, who stated that the three individuals had been inside of his daughter’s house and they then walked to another residence on Sugar Tree Knob.

Deputy Moss went to that address on Sugar Tree Knob and spoke with another witness. The deputy asked him if anyone else was inside the residence and he stated his son was, and that there had been two other boys at his house, but he ran them off.

Next Deputy Moss went to the residence which had been reported as having been burglarized and spoke with the owners. They said their home had in fact been burglarized and that there were items missing.

One of the owners accompanied Deputy Moss to the previous location. The deputy had one of the suspects stand in front of his patrol unit and he was immediately identified by the homeowner as one of the persons involved.

Deputy Steve McMillen arrived on the scene at this time. He, along with Deputy Moss, walked through the woods and found a Nike duffel bag full of game systems, games, a camera and prescription pill bottles belonging to the victims. They also found a paper bag with another pill bottle with the name of the victims on it, some food items and other pieces of property. They were unable to make contact with the other two suspects.

Deputy McMillen transported the suspect identified by one of the victims to the sheriff’s department. Deputy Moss returned to the scene of the crime to process the scene and get full statements. At the residence were inventoried the stolen items which were recovered which consisted of jewelry, game stations, games, a cell phone, a camera and various other items with a total worth of $3,298.

The victims advised that two 22-inch Vizio televisions and one 26-inch Vizio television, $35 in cash and $20 in change was also missing. A fourth generation I-Pod Touch, valued at $200, had been broken.

Following an investigation, the other two juvenile suspects were identified and taken into custody. They are also suspects in a burglary which occurred on Dec. 14. They were caught in the act by the homeowner in that incident and detained until deputies arrived.

The missing televisions were also recovered.

All three juveniles have been charged with Aggravated Burglary, Theft Over $1,000 and Vandalism. They were all transported to the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center.

Sheriff Darrell Young, Chief Deputy Bruce Kirby and Investigator Anthony Young assisted in the investigation.

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