Star Staff Reports
About 10:10 a.m. today, Tipton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were responding to a burglary in progress in the 100 block of Hanna Marie Drive in Munford. The deputies had been provided with a description of the suspect vehicle which was described as a maroon Ford Expedition.
Deputies encountered the vehicle while responding to the home and attempted a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle drove off the roadway, almost striking the deputies, to avoid being apprehended. Deputies began pursuing the vehicle, which refused to stop, through Tipton County into Shelby County. As the pursuit entered into Shelby County deputies were assisted by officers of the Millington Police Department.
The driver of the suspect vehicle, struck a citizen’s vehicle on Veteran’s Parkway in Millington and struck the deputies’ vehicle before being blocked in near the roadway. A Tipton County deputy fired multiple rounds from his pistol into the motor of the vehicle when the suspects again attempted to flee. The vehicle was disabled and deputies then approached the vehicle. After a brief struggle with deputies, both were taken into custody.
Detectives confirmed that a large amount of construction materials and tools were stolen from the two structures on Hannah Marie Drive in Munford. Detectives later recovered the stolen items in the suspect vehicle at the scene in Millington. The joint investigations are continuing into the cases.
The driver was identified as Timothy Keen, 27, of 828 Baltic Street in Memphis (green jumpsuit). The passenger was identified as Dustin Brookshire, 29, of 812 Novarese St in Memphis (orange jumpsuit). The duo are being formally charged tomorrow in Tipton County General Sessions Court. Both are facing 2 counts of Burglary, Theft of Property Over $1000.00. Keen in addition is being charged with the driving charges including Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, Driving on Revoked Driver’s License, and Felony Evading Arrest.
Millington Police Department will have additional charges related to the incidents which occurred in Shelby County.
“These thieves were going to do anything including running over deputies and citizens to escape being captured by law enforcement. I am thankful that no one involved in their apprehension were injured and the suspects are in jail. I appreciate the assistance and continued partnership with the Millington Police Department” said Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley
If anyone has information in this case, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at 901-475-3300, Central Dispatch after hours at 901-475-4300, phone in tips at 901-475-3307, email tips to Sheriff@tiptonco.com or Facebook Sheriff J.T. Pancho Chumley. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the Tipton County tip411 app or by texting “Tipton” to 847411.