Monday, January 31, 2011

Man Charged With Burglarizing Car Dealer

Some investigative work by employees of a local car dealer has led to a burglary charge being filed against a Cookeville man.  An employee of the Cookeville Kia dealership told police that he had seen someone's feet underneath a bathroom stall as the business was closing Saturday night, but when he went back to check, no one was there.  Workers then conducted a search and reportedly found 30-year-old Stephen Lee Morgan of Autumn Avenue lying underneath a fuel tank.  They reportedly held him at gunpoint until police arrived. Morgan tried to convince authorities that he, too, worked at the business, but none of the managers could confirm that.  He was charged with burglary for allegedly gaining access to the business with the intent to steal from it.