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Dresden burglaries net arrests

Dresden burglaries net arrests
Five area businesses were the recent targets of burglary and theft in unrelated cases. Two Dresden men have been charged and are being held without bond in the Weakley County Detention Center.
James Anderson Moore, of Summers Road in Dresden, faces two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of vandalism and two counts of theft under $500 for incidents that allegedly took place Dec. 27 and Jan. 2, according to an affidavit of complaint.
Moore is accused of breaking into three Dresden businesses over the course of a week.
The affidavit states Weakley County Sheriff’s investigators as well as officers with the Dresden Police Department believe that Moore attempted to beak into Dollar General Store in Dresden and caused damage to the rear entrance on Dec. 27, 2007.
Moore also faces charges for an incident that allegedly occurred that same night when he broke into the office of Super Laundry Two, located on West Maple Street in Dresden, causing damage to two doors of the business.
Moore also reportedly vandalized three vending machines with in the laundry mat and took a small amount of money from the business.
Officers have also charged Moore with taking a tire and rim from a 1997 Ford Taurus housed at Maddox Garage in Dresden on Jan. 2. The approximate value of the tire and rim was listed at $150.
Moore is being housed at the Weakley County Detention Center without bond.
Kody Wayne Brown of Evergreen Street in Dresden faces charges that range from aggravated burglary to vandalism for a series of incidents that took place in late December of last year and early January.
According to an affidavit of complaint, Brown was interviewed by Martin Police Inv. James Hatler and admitted to burglarizing a change machine located inside Len Haven Laundry Mat in Martin. Brown told officers he used a crow bar to gain entry and took approximately $120 from the business, according to the report.
The damage to the change machine at Len Haven Laundry Mat is estimated at $1,000. Brown faces a charge of burglary, a charge of vandalism and theft of property.
Larry’s Service Station in Palmersville was also a target of vandalism and theft when the business was broken into and several items were stolen on Jan. 2.
Brown has been charged in the incident with aggravated burglary, three counts of vandalism, theft over $500 and theft under $500. The Dresden man has also been accused of vandalizing a vehicle parked at Harmony Baptist Church.
He is being held without bond at the Weakley County Detention Center.
Both men were arraigned in Weakley County General Sessions Court Wednesday.
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