Man arrested on four burglary charges
By J.J. Kindred | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Louisville man was arrested and charged with four different burglaries, according to Maryville Police Department reports.
Devin Blane McKeehan, 20, McCosh Road, was charged with three counts of auto burglary and one count of a burglary of a business. He is being held in the Blount County Detention Facility on $20,000 bond pending a 9 a.m. Sept. 10 hearing.
According to the reports, the first auto burglary was reported on Aug. 3 on Fielding Drive in Maryville, involving a 2008 Acura that was broken into with a .380-caliber handgun and holster stolen, along with a wallet and its contents.
There was no forced entry into the vehicle, and the victim couldn’t say if it was locked or unlocked. The pistol was valued at at $480, the holster at $10 and wallet at contents at $30. The burglary happened between 8 p.m. Aug. 2 and the time of the report.
The second burglary was reported Aug. 20 at a residence on Silver Creek Lane in Maryville between 11:45 p.m. Aug. 19 and the time of the report. A Ford Explorer parked at the residence was entered from an unlocked door and a sog hunting knife was stolen, valued at $80.
The third burglary was reported at 8:22 a.m. last Wednesday on South Belmont Drive in Maryville, involving a 2000 Chevrolet Avalanche with a bank card stolen out of it. The card was discovered to have been used at 3:08 a.m. last Wednesday at the Pilot on West Broadway Avenue for a $92 purchase. The business burglary occurred at Heart of Blount Antiques on East Broadway Avenue. The report was taken April 29, 2012. A Maryville patrol car was dispatched to a burglary alarm, and they found that a window to right of the front door was broken out. A rear door to the business was found open, and the suspect entered through the broken front window, the report said.
Once inside, the suspect broke a glass case and took jewelry and a metal cash drawer and exited out the back of the business, damaging a green wooden rocking horse. A witness was traveling on Fourth Street and saw the suspect exit the building. A K-9 unit was sent, and the witness said the suspect was wearing a black tobaggan and carrying a duffel bag. The K-9 track ended up losing the scent.
Forensic evidence was collected, and coincidentally the forensics came back and identified McKeehan as the suspect in that burglary, when he was identified as the suspect in the auto burglaries.
Additionally, McKeehan was charged with two counts of violation of probation granted after misdemeanor convictions, without bond and pending a 1:30 p.m. Sept. 4 hearing.