Monday, March 14, 2011

Memphis Residents Charged With Cookeville Theft

Two people from Memphis are facing charges for stealing copper from Cookeville businesses. 25-year-old Corry Dwayne Rice and 21-year-old Kamesha Jante Standard were arrested after police found their car leaving a dead end road at one of the businesses about two o'clock in the morning. Police say it happened at the Uni First business on Humble Drive. Rice, who was driving a pick-up with the copper tubing in the bed, reportedly told authorities that he was lost, and that the he had gotten the tubing from his cousin.  But further investigation revealed that the business had been burglarized and that someone had cut off and stolen catalytic converters from several vehicles. Police say they found saw blades and a bag with the converters in Rice's vehicle.  They believe the tubing had been stolen from Petrie's Heating and Cooling the night before. The two were charged with burglary, theft and possession of burglary tools. They're scheduled to be in court on April 11th.