Friday, 28 September 2007 03:19
A series of break-ins at Invershield has
come to an end- thanks to Sugar Mountain Police Department.
The department has
received several shoplifting complaints over the past few weeks from the Exxon
station. According to Chief David
Henson, Sugar Mountain has been stepping up its patrol- with obvious results.
Wednesday, Sugar Mountain Police department caught three
suspects in the act: 33-year-old Benjamin Cole of Elizabethton, 26-year-old
Valerie Hopkins of Bluff City and 25-year-old Reva Owens of Bristol. All three
face larceny charges, as well as resisting charges for refusing to give
officers identification. After putting the suspects’ names into the system,
officers discovered Cole had a fugitive warrant from Carter County for a parole
violation. Video footage from the service station indicates there are other
suspects- and Henson says they will get caught. Items stolen include honey,
phone chargers, cigarettes, sodas and a variety of other low-cost merchandise.