Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Motel Burglar Arrested

A Baxter man is facing charges of burglary today after allegedly being caught in the act of breaking into cars at a local motel. 19-year-old David Gary Inman of 1st Ave., Baxter, was charged with burglary after Cookeville Police officers made an investigation at the Alpine Lodge and Suites on Highway 70-East. According to the report, it was about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday when a motel employee saw a man "going from car to car" in the parking lot and called police. Officer Marc deClaire spotted the suspect as soon as he arrived on the scene-- walking across the parking lot "with something concealed underneath his shirt." He says that man turned out to be Inman, who allegedly threw down a car radio he had in his hands, cursing his luck in the process. Police say several vehicles in the parking lot had been broken into.