On Thursday, Nov. 10, at approximately 9 a.m., deputies of the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department apprehended three local men allegedly connected to a robbery occurring at 111 Beth Ave.
Upon arriving at the scene, deputies spoke to a neighbor who reportedly witnessed the men attempting to break into the residence. The witness stated that he shouted at the three men, prompting them to flee the scene, traveling westbound on foot.
Authorities were also notified that a dark blue or black mid-size car had traveled through the area shortly before the burglary occurred.
Within moments, investigators were able to locate a 2009 Nissan Altima driven by 20-year-old suspect Cristian Jones. Shortly after apprehending Jones, authorities located 19-year-old suspect Joshua Twitty, and 20-year-old suspect Hunter Cox.
Both Jones and Cox shared a residence at 511 East Main St., Newbern, and in a subsequent search to the property, deputies recovered four stolen firearms, jewelry, a small amount of marijuana, and 253 Xanax pills.
Investigators have determined that the some of the stolen property recovered from Jones and Cox’s residence was from a previous burglary that occurred earlier that morning at a camper located at 655 Hwy. 210 South.
According to law enforcement officials, all three men have now been charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, theft of property over $1,000, possession of Schedule IV and VI drugs with intent to sell, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box stated that the apprehension of the three offenders was attributed to observant citizen tips and immediate response from deputies of the Sheriff’s Department.
Monday at 9 a.m., the three suspects made their first appearance in court at Dyer County General Sessions, where they were released on bonds totaling $5,000 (Tweety), $10,000 (Jones) and $15,000 (Cox).
All three men are scheduled to reappear at Dyer County General Session Court on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 9 a.m.