UPDATE: Stolen saddles and moonshine in Murfreesboro

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A lot of moonshine was discovered by police this week at a home on Veterans Parkway in Murfreesboro. WGNS' Rafferty Cleary has more...



 [Verbatim:]Police went to the home in question to serve a warrant on 23-year old Stanley Dotson Wise (pic below). Once at the home, resident Michelle Williams granted permission for police to enter and search the property. Wise was quickly located in the upstairs of the house.

Inside the home police say they found 22 bottles of moonshine in an upstairs bedroom. According to the report, Wise stated that he pays $35 for a gallon of moonshine and then breaks it down into quart sized bottles. Wise told police that he flavors the moonshine after he breaks it down into quart containers.


After discovering the moonshine, police searched an outdoor shed on the property. Inside the shed, officers found what are believed to be stolen horse saddles. One saddle was valued at over $10,000.

The second page of the arrest report shows that a charge of untaxed liquor are currently pending. Wise was arrested and served a sealed indictment and is being held in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on promotion of meth charges that stem from a previous investigation in Macon County. He was also charged with theft by the Sheriff's Office in Rutherford County. See information on the saddle theft below. 

The Sheriff's Office reported... 

Saddles stolen from Rutherford County residents valued at more than $10,000 were recovered from a suspect who was charged with theft, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said.

Suspect Stanley Wise, 23, of Eagleville, was charged with two counts of theft by Detective Jim Tramel.

“Through an investigation with Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and Murfreesboro Police Department, it was revealed that Stanley Wise had in his possession four saddles that belonged to two victims,” Tramel said.

The saddles were stolen Jan. 24 on Rhodes Lane and Jan. 22 on Cainsville Pike. One of the saddles was custom-made. Three other saddles recovered from Wise remain unclaimed.

Wise was being held on aggravated burglary charges from Bedford County . He has previously been charged with aggravated burglary.

His hearing is set March 11 in General Sessions Court.


Other suspects are believed involved in the thefts of the saddles, Tramel said. The investigation continues. People who have information about the suspects may call Tramel at 904-3055.

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