Five people are being held in jails in Bedford and Rutherford County following a burglary ring that stole items in Coffee, Bedford, Rutherford and Williamson Counties. In total the value of the items taken was around $400,000, according to Coffee County Sheriff's investigators.
The three that are being held in the Bedford County Jail are Brittany King, 24, of Smyrna, John Paul Williams, 27 and Danny Phillips III, 20, both of Murfreesboro. Steven Reed, 28 of Dickson and Jonathan Victory, 20, of Murfreesboro are being held in the Rutherford County Jail.
According to Coffee County Sheriff Investigator Jason Dendy, the thieves broke into between 10 and 15 residences in Coffee County.
The burglaries started in February and investigators got "to comparing notes on the burglaries," according to Dendy. They realized that the thefts were all similar in nature.
Sheriff Steve Graves stated that Dendy and the other investigators have put in many long hours on the investigation and said that working together is how they solved the burglaries.
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