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4 charged in burglary

4 charged in burglary

Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 4:00 pm

Four people — including two from South Fulton — have been charged with burglary and theft offenses in connection with a break-in at a recently-deceased man’s home in Weakley County.
Among those charged were Cameron Dale Kirby, 23, and Christina Kay Barner, 22, both of Wolf Creek Road, South Fulton; Bradley Horner, 22, of Main Street, Bradford; and Candice Michelle Kirby, 21, of Highway 118, Dresden.
They were arrested on charges of aggravated burglary, burglary, theft over $1,000 and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, according to the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department’s criminal investigations division.
The charges stem from an alleged break-in at the residence of the late Oren Willis on Wesley’s Chapel Road between Dresden and Palmersville.
Willis was one of two men who died in May after an exchange of gunfire north of Palmersville. Two weeks later, Willis’ estate reported someone had entered his home and several outbuildings and had taken western wear, belt buckles, scrap metal, an eight-foot trailer and various other items.
Sheriff’s investigators said part of the crime was videotaped before the suspects allegedly located and destroyed cameras placed around Willis’ property.
Several of the stolen items have been recovered by authorities.
In addition, Kirby and Ms. Barner were charged with aggravated burglary, theft over $1,000, violation of the Tennessee Meth Quarantine Act and conspiracy to violate the act after they allegedly entered a residence at 200 Hamm Road in Martin and took everything located inside the house, according to the sheriff’s department.
The house, which has been cleaned, had been quarantined by the sheriff’s department after investigators located a meth lab there.
Investigators said Christopher Payne, 23, was one of the suspects arrested in connection with the lab bust and he allegedly communicated with Barner about getting some of his items from the house. Allegedly at his request, the suspects entered the house, going past placards and crime scene tape, and removed all of the contents.
Payne was charged with conspiracy in connection with the incident, which remains under investigation, sheriff’s investigator Randall McGowan reported.

Published in The Messenger 6.26.12

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