Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

January 2, 2013

Christmas Eve activities results in arrest of suspects

Property seized as investigation continues


Staff writer

CROSSVILLE — Store officials who became concerned over the activities of shoppers in their business on Christmas Eve resulted in the arrest of several people on multiple warrants, seized property police believed to have been stolen, and seized a vehicle. according to police reports.

Arrested were:

•Michael Lynn Fitzgerald, 39, 113 Hillwood Dr., Harriman, charged in seven warrants from Roane County and one out of Loudon County on charges not listed on the report.

•Marsha Evonne Clark, 35, 3245 Roane State Hwy., Harriman, charged in six warrants in Cumberland County, one from Anderson County and now facing a new charge of driving on a revoked license.

•Timothy Ray Cook, 48, 3024 Roane State Hwy., Harriman, facing new charges locally of possession of a schedule II drug, possession of a schedule IV drug and public intoxication.

Crossville Police are continuing their investigation and may have additional charges filed, according to Ptl. Jonathan O'Neal's report.

Police were dispatched to Burke's Outlet in The Crossings shopping center Christmas eve around 6:30 p.m. after store employees said at least two of the suspects had made several trips from the store to a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu.

Police confronted Cook in the parking lot and during a search, recovered several items of clothing that they said came from Burke's Outlet.

The suspects' vehicle was observed driving through the parking lot and Ptl. Camden Davis stopped the driver as he passed Walmart traveling north.

A variety of clothing with tags on, a car jack, chainsaws, camera, tools and other items were recovered. Value of the items seized was estimated at more than $900.

The Malibu was seized and active warrants served on offenders. Additional charges are pending.