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Hickman man caught passed out in aggravated burglary in Dresden

James Lannom

story by Senior Investigative Reporter Shannon Taylor

On Nov. 3 at 4:57 p.m., K9 Officer Thomas Travis with the Dresden Police Department, received a call in reference to a break-in. The victims of the burglary found 38-year-old James Lannom from Hickman passed out in a chair in their residence and they called the police.

When Travis arrived, Deputy Gary Eddings with the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, had already gotten Lannom in handcuffs and Eddings stated that Lannom had tried to resist him, which showed on the body camera footage.

Lannom had broken the glass out of a back door and entered the residence through there. He then moved a total of 11 guns out of the residence with nine of them being in the back yard and two of them in the front yard. He then rummaged through the residence making a mess of the entire place.

Lannom then drank two beers out of the refrigerator and rummaged through their food. The victim stated that he had about $300 missing and Lannom had $280 in his wallet at the time.

Officers also found six oxycodone pills and six alprazolam pills. Eddings called Travis and stated that more stuff had been found missing and damaged and that he would call back when everything had been gone through.

Lannom was charged with aggravated burglary, vandalism, theft of property, possession of schedule II and possession of schedule IV. Lannom is currently being held at the Weakley County Jail.




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