On Jan. 11 between 4-6 p.m. Tipton County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a complaint of a vandalism in the 1800 block of Watson Road and a home burglary complaint in the 100 block of Wood Hollow Cove in Munford. Detectives believe the two incidents are related.
Harriel Battles of Watson Road was home and noticed a vehicle had pulled behind his residence and was stuck. He approached the black Honda sedan and spoke to a white female who was acting suspicious and a white male was in the vehicle. The female indicated she was turning around in the driveway and got stuck. The yard was damaged as the vehicle left from behind the residence. Battles was uninjured during the incident.
Carla Carr of Wood Hollow Cove reported her son was upstairs asleep in the residence and heard a loud sound downstairs. As he came down the stairs he interrupted the burglary of his home and observed a white male and a white female juvenile unhooking the television and electronics. The duo fled with jewelry, jewelry box and a purse from the residence and left in a black Honda. The vehicle was noticeably covered in mud.
Detectives determined the vehicle matched the description of subjects that were involved in the robbery and assault with a baseball bat of a female at Kroger in Millington. Tipton County detectives working with Shelby County and Millington detectives located the vehicle in Bartlett. The vehicle had been repossessed and stolen items from Wood Hollow Cove were recovered in the vehicle. The tag displayed on the vehicle was stolen. The vehicle is described as a 2001 black four door Honda Civic. While in the Tipton County area the vehicle would have had a large amount of mud covering the vehicle.
Authorities are attempting to identify the suspects involved in the cases. The suspects are an adult white female, adult white male and a juvenile white female. Detectives confirmed the suspects have ties to the Memphis and Shelby County area. There is no vehicle description since the Honda Civic was repossessed and now in authorities’ custody.
“We are asking our Tipton County citizens to contact the Sheriff’s Office if they have seen this vehicle in their neighborhoods recently. On social media (Facebook, etc.) sites a false rumor has been dissimulated of multiple home invasions of females in the Quito Community (assaulted with a baseball bat). The Sheriff’s Office has no reported home invasions as suggested in the messages. As always we encourage all citizens to be aware of their surroundings and call in any suspicious activity.”
If anyone has information in this case, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at 475-3300, Central Dispatch after hours at 475-4300, phone in tips at 475-3307, email tips to Sheriff@tiptonco.com or Facebook Sheriff J.T. Pancho Chumley.”