Two arrested in Maryville home invasion
By Wes Wade | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Authorities have two suspects in custody following a home invasion last week in Maryville.
Timmy Hugh Carey, 34, and Jennifer Marie Garrett, 29, both of Knoxville, were arrested in connection with an aggravated robbery attempt at a Lydia Lane residence the morning of Oct. 17.
Carey was charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond. Garrett was charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and is being held on $10,000 bond.
Both are scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Friday hearings in Blount County General Sessions Court.
Blount County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 100 block of Lydia Lane after the resident, 68-year-old Glen R. Ferguson, reported that two men entered the home in an attempted robbery. Ferguson identified Carey as a suspect based on his voice, according to the police report.
Ferguson told deputies he was in the back of the house when a visitor asked him if he knew anyone who drove a brown Chevrolet Suburban, the report states. Ferguson said he replied “No,” and started walking toward the front door.
As he passed the stairwell, the report states, he saw two men wearing masks running up the stairs. Ferguson said the men told him to get on the ground and struck him on the head with a gun, according to the report.
The visitor — identified in the report as 29-year-old Louisville resident Nicole L. Hatfield — then fought with one of the men in the yard, the report states. She reportedly told deputies that the other suspect then ran out of the house and both men fled in the SUV.
Garrett, who used to clean Ferguson’s home, the report states, had come by the home before the incident to inspect an injury on Ferguson’s foot. Ferguson said Garrett had gone to the basement for some bleach and he believes she unlocked the basement door for the suspects to enter.
Ferguson also advised that Garrett left with a bag which he believes contained a $300 handgun he kept inside the home.
No property was reported stolen during the home invasion.
While Carey was taken into custody Oct. 17, Garrett was arrested Tuesday at Vic’s Market, 4751 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa.