Police: arrests could solve as many as 10 open cases
The Russellville Police Department made arrests on Monday that investigators hope will clear up approximately 10 burglary cases that have occurred in the city over the past several weeks.
Aaron Wayne King, 20, 713 Beech Ave., Russellville was arrested on charges of first-degree theft of property and third-degree burglary, Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett said.
A 16-year-old male juvenile was also arrested for the same charges.
According to Hargett, three local businesses have been burglarized recently and investigations into these burglaries yielded enough information to obtain a search warrant to King’s Beech Avenue residence.
When executing the search warrant, Hargett said officers found several thousand dollars worth of stolen items, including tools and electronics, which police believe were stolen during these recent burglaries.
“We will be having the victims to come in and identify the stolen items and we’re hoping this will help us close around 10 open burglary cases in the city,” investigator Lt. Scotty Lowery said.
Lowery added the investigation in the case is still ongoing.
He said more charges could be added during grand jury and other arrests could be pending.
At press time, King remained in custody at the Franklin County Jail.
The juvenile in the case was transferred to the Tennessee Valley Detention Center.