Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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May 5, 2014

Crash investigation leads to arrest of pair with burglary tools

CROSSVILLE — A report of a traffic crash on a rural Cumberland County Rd. April 25 has led to the arrest of two persons found at the scene, charged with possession of burglary tools.

Jacob Thomas Reed, 19, 386 Moonlight Trail, Sparta, is charged with possession of burglary tools, aggravated criminal trespass and vandalism. He was also served a warrant on a charge not listed on the report with no bond set in that case.

Also charged was Charles Robert White, 23, 1114 Al Goss Rd., who is charged with possession of burglary tools and aggravated criminal trespass.

County deputies were dispatched to the 1400 block of Creston Rd. last Friday to investigate a possible wreck and arrived on the scene to find four persons standing near a green Dodge Dakota pickup truck.

The person calling police told Deputy Anthony Justice that she and her husband were in their home nearby when they heard a loud crash sound and went out to investigate to discover a large wooden gate on the side of their house had been ripped off its hinges. The couple spotted the pickup stopped in a neighbor's driveway.

Near the scene, Justice wrote he discovered a backpack protruding from a culvert directly beneath the pickup truck. Inside was found bolt cutters, three pairs of gloves, camouflaged clothing, vice-gripped pliers, a screw driver, black T-shirt, pillow case and electrical tape.

The damaged gate was valued at $1,000.

Conflicting statements were given to deputies and both suspects were taken into custody and booked on the charges.

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