Three suspects were charged with auto burglary and theft after stolen property was recovered from their vehicle during a traffic stop Wednesday by Rutherford County Sheriff’s Interstate Crime Enforcement Unit deputies.
Suspects Todd Howard, 28, Dwayne Bruce, 28, and Johnny Cook, 23, all of Atlanta, were stopped by ICE Deputy Bo Davis on Interstate 24 near the 86-mile marker near the Buchanan Road exit, reported ICE Lt. Chris Haynes.
“During the course of the stop ICE Deputies collected a cell phone, prescription medication, a camera, camera lenses, camera bag and a Sony portable DVD player that were taken in two separate auto burglaries in Manchester and Kimball Tennessee,” Haynes reported. “The auto burglaries occurred within an hour of these suspects being stopped and neither of the victims knew the items were stolen until they were contacted by ICE deputies.”
Tools allegedly used to break into the cars were also recovered in the vehicle, the lieutenant said. Both victims were dining in restaurants when the burglaries occurred
Manchester Police charged the suspects with burglary to an auto and theft in Coffee County and charges are pending from Kimball Police Department in Marion County, the lieutenant said.
Sheriff Robert Arnold said, “This is a great example of proactive law enforcement by Deputy Davis and the ICE Unit.”
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