|Sheriff Tim Guider today announced the arrest of
suspects from Sunday’s early morning vehicle burglaries.
Callie Millsaps, age 20, and Robert Benton, age 18, both from Athens TN, have been arrested and charged with several counts of Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and Theft of Property. Three juveniles that were with them are also being charged.
An alert citizen called E-911 after observing several suspicious subjects entering vehicles around the Dairy Lane area around 4:00 am on Sunday morning lead to Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputies stopping a vehicle matching the detailed description given by the caller. Deputies detained five subjects matching the given description.
During the traffic stop Deputies observed a handgun, iPads, wallets, cell phones, and other items that are commonly taken during vehicle burglaries. Deputies also located a wallet thrown from the suspect vehicle just prior to the traffic stop and determined it was also stolen from a vehicle on Dairy Lane.
While conducting the
initial investigation, Deputies received several more reports of vehicle
burglaries around the Dairy Lane, Cedar Circle, and Tellico Village
areas. LCSO Investigators were able to tie the suspects to vehicle
burglaries in the reported areas as well as to a stolen vehicle from the
Tellico Village area.