Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 13, 2014

Pair indicted for December burglaries

CROSSVILLE — A pair of Cumberland County men have been indicted by the county grand jury on burglary, theft and vandalism charges in connection with a series of incidents that occurred the day after Christmas in the Homesteads area.

Jason Scott Caruthers, 35, no address available, and Jeffrey Lee Coleman, 44, Vandever Rd., are charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, theft of more than $500, theft of less than $500 and two counts of vandalism.

Coleman is also charged with an additional count of auto theft.

The cases stem from a Dec. 26, 2013, incident on Saw Mill Rd. and on Open Range Rd. where two residential burglaries and an auto burglary were reported. When deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area and two men on foot, the two men fled and were arrested a short time later.

Two women were taken into custody and charged with assisting in the crimes. Their cases were handled in General Sessions Court.

Property taken was recovered by sheriff's investigators.

In other cases, the following persons were indicted.


•James Earl Bennett, theft of more than $500.

•David Dewayne Troutt, theft of merchandise of more than $500. Also, unrelated charge of theft of more than $500. Also, unrelated charge of theft of more than $500.

•Thomas Wayne Troutt Jr., theft of merchandise of more than $500. Also, unrelated charge of theft of more than $500.

•Andrew Boyd White, burglary and theft of more than $500.

•Amanda Grace Smith, theft of less than $500. Also, unrelated charge of theft of more than $500.

•Jerrell Wayne Jackson, aggravated burglary, theft of less than $500 and vandalism of less than $500.


•Brandon Ashley Lee Speck, simple possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of Opana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Joshua Ray Cox, simple possession of methamphetamine.


•Thomas Mason Dawson, possession of more than one-half ounce of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of more than one-half ounce of marijuana with intent to deliver.


•Joshua Ray Cox, evading arrest.

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