Police arrest Maryville’s Tyler Morgan Quesenberry in auto burglary spree
By Wes Wade | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Police said a Maryville man arrested Thursday has been charged in connection with a string of auto burglaries and that additional charges are pending.
Tyler Morgan Quesenberry, 19, Kiefer Lane, was arrested by Maryville Police officers Thursday on four counts of vehicle burglary. He was also served with two warrants for failure to follow drug court rules. He was being held without bond pending 9 a.m. Tuesday and Oct. 11 hearings in Blount County General Sessions Court.
Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp said the investigation is ongoing and that authorities will also bring two additional vehicle burglary charges before a grand jury.
“We charged him with four counts of vehicle burglary and we’re going to clear two other cases,” Crisp said. “So bottom line, we’ve cleared up six vehicle burglary cases and we’ll grand jury the other two.”
Crisp said Quesenberry was a suspect in several auto burglaries and that a patrol officer spotted him outside a Cunningham Street residence Thursday afternoon. When officers spoke with the man who lives at the residence, he said Quesenberry had stayed the night at his house, according to a Maryville Police report.
Officers noticed several bags on the front porch which the resident said belonged to Quesenberry. Quesenberry was taken into custody and transported to the Maryville Police Department, where he reportedly admitted to breaking into several vehicles in the Maryville High School area. When officers searched the bags they recovered at the Cunningham Street residence, they found several items which linked Quesenberry to multiple vehicle burglaries, the report said.
The four burglaries Quesenberry has initially been charged with include break-ins on Melrose Street, Cunningham Street, Carrowinds Circle and South Belmont Drive. The burglaries all took place between Sept. 15 and 19. The value of the items taken in those incidents total more than $1,200 and in one instance included two firearms.