Two Arrested in Recent Auto Theft Cases

Apr 08, 2022 at 02:37 pm by WGNS

Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department have worked several stolen vehicle cases over the past 30-days. According to the MPD, the auto thefts involved vehicles that were left unlocked and the keyfob still inside the cars, trucks and SUV's stolen.

In the recent thefts, detectives arrested 19-year-old Antonio Gooch and 18-year-old Keonza Scales. Both Gooch and Scales were charged with motor vehicle theft for two of the cases. 

As for the two recently arrested suspects, Scales was released on $40,000 bond and Gooch was released on $24,500 bond from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.  Gooch has a hearing set for May 4, and Scale’s hearing is set for May 5 in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.

MPD: The 9PM Routine

Murfreesboro police have an ongoing campaign called the ‘9PM Routine,’ whereby they encourage people to lock the doors on their vehicles and homes by 9 p.m. nightly.

Police are giving away free guns locks, which are available to Murfreesboro residents at the Murfreesboro Police Department (1004 N. Highland Ave).

NOTE: There has also been a recent rash of vehicle break-ins. See that news story HERE

Can you help Murfreesboro Police?

If you have any information on auto thefts in the Murfreesboro area, contact the MPD Criminal Investigations Division at 615.893.2717.

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