UPDATE: Arrest Made in Case Involving Man Who Allegedly Broke Into Walmart Cash Registers

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Jeremy T. Pettway Mugshot from Hamilton County Jail


It is not yet known if a man arrested by Manchester Police for allegedly breaking into cash registers inside Walmart Stores in Coffee County will face similar charges in Murfreesboro. You may recall in January, unknown persons broked into cash registers late at night inside two Murfreesboro Walmart stores. Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS on Friday afternoon that the department is investigating the case right now, but charges in Murfreesboro have not been filed against the suspect in Manchester. 

The suspect has reportedly been going to multiple Walmart locations throughout Tennessee and breaking into cash registers late at night when the staff is scarce. The man admitted to 32 similar crimes to Manchester Police where he was arrested.


23 year-old Jeremy T. Pettway from Hixson, Tennessee faces dozens of charges from Sevierville to Nashville to Chattanooga and more. He has been charged with theft of property valued at over $1,000 in Manchester alone.

We are told that Pettway is currently being held in the Hamilton County Jail in Chattanooga. Manchester Police Department’s Jackie Matheny was the lead investigator in this case.


WGNS will continue to follow this story as it develops.

Past story on WGNS regarding Walmart Theft(s):

Two men stole nearly $700 from a cash register at Walmart on South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro. If you are like most people, you are probably scratching your head trying to figure out how this happened.

The theft was reported on the night of January 14th shortly after 10:00. Two unknown men entered the store and headed to the tire and service center that was closed for the evening. The men can be seen on surveillance video footage prying open the cash register. A hammer was used to break into the machine. At this point police have not released that footage.

WGNS also confirmed that subjects struck a second Walmart store, this time on Old Fort Parkway. In that case the subjects were again caught on an in-store surveillance video camera prying open the register in the service department. Old the Old Fort store there was over $900 in the till. Despite being captured on tape, the men have not been caught. Detectives are now investigating. 


MPD Incident Report (Jan. 2013)
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