|TV theft case waived to OC Grand Jury |
|Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 9:07 pm |
|By KEVIN BOWDEN |
The father-son duo ar-rested in late December 2011 in connection with a series of home burglaries across Obion County made their initial appearance in General Sessions court early today and their case was waived to the February term of the Obion County Grand Jury.
Bradley Dale Wiles, 36, of Ira Barker Road and his 18-year-old son, Justin Blake Wiles of Troy, appeared before Judge Jimmy Smith this morning on multiple charges of burglary. Both were arraigned Dec. 27, 2011, and each was given a $100,000 bond.
The pair remain jailed in the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex.
The elder Wiles is facing nine counts of burglary, while his son is facing 19 counts of burglary, all of which are felonies.
In a related development, a juvenile family member is also facing nine felony counts of burglary in connection with the case, according to an investigator. The juvenile is scheduled to appear in Obion County Juvenile Court next week on his charges.
According to Sheriff Jerry Vastbinder, the two men were arrested in connection with a rash of recent robberies in the South Fulton area, around the Clayton-Antioch community, around Troy and Rives.
The father-son team are suspected in the theft of televisions, computers, computer game systems and other electronic devices. There was also some jewelry and other items stolen, according to an investigator.
Vastbinder has stated the pair is suspected in at least 14 residential burglaries in the area. He said the pair used a white Jeep Cherokee and a gold Oldsmobile.
Sheriff’s department investigators have successfully recovered some of the items from the burglaries, including televisions and crossbows. The recovered items were expected to be returned to their owners after court today. Published in The Messenger 1.3.12