SHELBYVILLE — Three people are being held in jails around the area in connection with multiple burglaries that have occurred in several counties. According to Moore County Sheriff Mark Logan, Johnny Jones of Lynchburg is being held in the Moore County jail, Ernest Feinstein also of Moore County is being held in the Bedford County jail and Jessica Reed of Shelbyville is being held in the Lincoln County jail in connection with multiple burglaries. Reed is also charged in connection to nearly striking a Lincoln County deputy. And the Tennessee Department of Children Services has custody of two children that were in the car with them.
Their arrest came Wednesday after a Moore County deputy came in contact with them at an attempted burglary on Bagley Hollow Road in Moore County. One of the individuals ran on foot from the officer, but was later apprehended. Feinstein was captured by Bedford County deputies.
Reed was driving and drove into Lincoln County where officers were able to get her stopped but not before she allegedly tried to strike an officer with the car.
According to Logan, investigators have recovered three trailer loads of items that included electronics, tools and televisions. The items were, according to investigators, recovered from a residence on Bates Street in Shelbyville. Logan stated that they also had multiple stolen items in their house and a van had items in it.
According to Bedford County Chief Deputy David Williams, several counties including Coffee, Moore, Williamson, Bedford and others are interested in the items that have been recovered. According to Logan, police have taken the stolen items to an empty store front and now are sorting through them.
“There are thousands of dollars of things here,” said Logan. “It will take us weeks to sort through these items.”
The sheriff stated that officers from surrounding areas will “just have to bring their offense reports and go through the stuff.”
“Our investigators are over there going through the items recovered to see how many were burglaries can be attributed to these three,” Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves stated.
Tullahoma police are involved also.
“We already have charges against Johnny Jones and Jessica Reed,” Tullahoma Police Lt. Jason Ferrell stated Thursday. “We will be checking our reports for burglaries to see if they have anything taken from Tullahoma.”
According to Logan, the trio had the two small children in the back seat of their car while they were fleeing police Wednesday.
—By WAYNE THOMAS, Tullahoma News Staff Writer