(CHRISTIANA, TN) As Rutherford and Williamson County Sheriff Deputies were preparing to serve a search warrant, Don E. Griffith, Jr. allegedly rode by his Bell Buckle / home on a what was reported to be a stolen four-wheeler.
According to the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office, the suspect rode by the deputies prompting Detective Christian Wrather to arrest him, about one-half mile from his home on Christiana-Fosterville Road.
Wrather said that 42-year-old Don Griffith of Bell Buckle and suspect Joshua Fox of Sims Road in Christiana were two of three suspects wanted for stealing property during burglaries in Leiper’s Fork in Williamson County and in La Vergne in Rutherford County.
Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Detective Melissa Colvin obtained a search warrant for Griffith’s home that was served by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s SWAT Team Thursday (8/12/2021).
Wrather said deputies recovered stolen property including the red Honda four-wheeler driven by Griffith, rifles and handguns, several Stihl chainsaws, hedge trimmers, weed trimmers, a welder and generator along with several Dewalt items including a backpack leaf blower and more.
Detectives linked the stolen property to burglaries in Leiper’s Fork and La Vergne and perhaps other Middle Tennessee counties.
Colvin charged Don E. Griffith, Jr. and Joshua Fox with burglary.
They were both booked into the Williamson County Jail with a bond set at $30,000 each. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 27, 2021 in Williamson County General Sessions Court.
As of Sunday (8/15/21) afternoon, both Griffith and Fox remained behind bars in Williamson County.
Griffith and Fox are both convicted felons with various offenses including narcotics and thefts.
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