Arrests made in multiple burglaries
By Detective Sgt. David L. Henley
Special to the Tribune
On Dec. 19, Marcus Dooley, 18, Donnie Uland, 21, and Ricky Ferguson, 20, all of Cornersville, were arrested.
The arrests were made as the result of a joint operation between the Lewisburg Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff's Department, Columbia Police Department, Giles County Sheriff's Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. These agencies worked together after they had identified Dooley, Uland, and Ferguson as suspects in burglaries and other crimes within their respective jurisdictions.
Dooley, Ferguson, and Uland have been charged with multiple counts of burglary, aggravated burglary, arson, felony theft, auto burglary, attempted burglary, possession of prohibited weapons, and vandalism relating to crimes in Marshall County and Lewisburg. Ferguson's bond was set at $82,500, Dooley's at $45,000, and Uland does not have a bond listed. All three are due in General Sessions Court on Jan. 13.
A large amount of the stolen property was also recovered. During the execution of a search warrant, added Maj. Jimmy Oliver of the MCSD, 25 guns were recovered, along with burglary tools, camo clothing, walkie-talkies, and a police scanner.
Ferguson, Dooley, and Uland have been charged in the following crimes specific to Lewisburg:
* The burglary and vandalism of the Big Kahuna Car Wash, reported on Nov. 20.
* The attempted burglary of Ken's Guns and More on Nov. 23.
* The burglary of Vapor City on Nov. 16.
* The arson at the First Assembly of God church on Nov. 16.
Charges are anticipated in connection with the burglary or attempted burglary of gun stores in Columbia, Giles County, and Petersburg, and other charges are likely as this investigation continues.
In addition to these arrests, another burglar was also apprehended on Friday.
On Dec. 19, a home on Foxboro Drive was burglarized. As a result of this incident and subsequent investigation Jacob L. Sands, 30, of Hull Avenue was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, unlawful possession of a weapon (handgun), and filing a false report. Sands is being held at the Marshall County Jail, and should make his first appearance in Lewisburg City Court on Feb. 2.
Additional burglary suspects were located on Dec. 22 when Sgt. Mark Chandler of the Cornersville Police Department and Detective Chad Bass from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office traveled to Limestone County, Ala. in reference to several aggravated burglaries which occurred in Cornersville and the surrounding area. Limestone County officials contacted Chandler when items from his burglaries were found in the suspects' possession.
Currently jailed in Limestone County, with a hold from Marshall County, are Aubrey Lynn Clement, 19, and Christopher Daniel Handley, 33, both of Murfreesboro.
Detectives from Williamson, Franklin, Maury, and Giles counties are also investigating Clement and Handley in connection with burglaries in their jurisdictions.
The Lewisburg Police Department asks that anyone with information that may be related to these or any other crimes to please contact the Lewisburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (931) 359-3800 or Crime Stoppers at (931) 359-4867.