4 arrested in county burglaries

Published 12:06 pm Thursday, November 11, 2010

Four people were arrested Wednesday and early this morning in burglaries reported in south Warren County in the past month.

“This solves most of the county’s burglaries in the last month,” Sheriff Martin Pace said, “including one in the city.

Arrested were Bennett Armstead, 28, and Heather Amanda Miller, 24, who were picked up at 3 p.m., at the home they share at 2422 Halls Ferry Road in Marcus Bottom.

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Nearly nine hours later, Jessie Davis, 23, 2422 1/2 Halls Ferry Road, was arrested at a motel on Walnut Street, and then Quintarius J. Brown, 22, was picked up at 12:50 this morning at his home at 2506 Franklin St., also in Marcus Bottom.

The first arrests, of Armstead and Miller, came after deputies received a tip that stolen jewelry was being sold from 2422 Halls Ferry , Pace said. He said rare pieces were being offered, making the connections clear.

Armstead, Pace said, is already on probation from Warren County drug court.

All four of the suspects are in the Warren County Jail awaiting an initial court appearance.

The three men are charged with several counts of burglary and grand larceny. Armstead also is charged with possession of stolen firearms. Miller is charged with receiving stolen property.

The arrests came after a rash of home break-ins in Warren County south of Interstate 20.

Deputies removed from 2422 Halls Ferry stolen property that included six flat-screen TVs, four laptop computers, two handguns and eight rifles and shotguns.

Four thefts were reported Tuesday, and the rest had been reported since the beginning of the month.

The homes burglarized are on Grange Hall Road, Lakeside Drive, Fisher Ferry Road, Pepper Ridge, Fonsylvania Road, Summerhill Drive, Robinhood Road, Nailor Road and Goodrum Road.

“The owners of the stolen goods will be notified as soon as the deputies match the items to the burglary,” Pace said.