Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 12, 2014

Suspect in Tansi burglary nabbed in courtroom

CROSSVILLE — The suspect in a Lake Tansi Village-area residential burglary was not hard to find this week when warrants were issued for his arrest ... he was found sitting in General Sessions Court.

Rodney Lynn Pugh, 39, 61 Powemeto or 2030 Menasha Dr., was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of theft of property valued at less than $1,000.

In a warrant signed by Sheriff's Investigator David Hamby, Pugh is accused of being in possession of items taken in a March 20 burglary at a Groat Court residence. In the break-in, jewelry, coins and other items valued at $4,983 were taken.

An old coin and tennis bracelet valued at $550 was sold to a local jewelry store for $68, the affidavit continues, and Pugh was identified as the person who sold the items.

Bond was set at $14,000 and Pugh will appear in General Sessions Court on June 23.

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