By Jessie Williams
Three Cookeville residents were recently arrested by Macon County authorities on burglary and theft charges.
According to Macon County Detective Kevin Woodard, who assisted in the case, Sergeant Kyle Petty responded to the scene at 7140 Carthage Rd. on December 6, 2020, to meet with Smith County Detective Dusty Haley.
Officer Haley advised that one of their officers was involved in a pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Smith County that ended with the driver - Roger Robinette - fleeing on foot, and the two passengers - Annette Pace & Charles Randolph - being taken into custody.
After being advised of her rights, Pace spoke with Smith County officers and took them to the house on Carthage Rd., where she claimed they all stayed the night before.
In the backyard was a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 that was reported stolen out of Jackson County, along with a 20-foot black, enclosed trailer.
The Carthage Rd. house is vacant, but the back door was open. Detective Haley and Deputy Petty entered the house in search of the suspect that fled on foot.
Though no-one was found inside, the officers did find items that matched items on the truck during their pursuit including glassware and a crosscut saw.
Pace and Randolph were charged with theft of property and aggravated burglary by Macon County authorities. Robinette was caught on December 10, 2020 and charged as well.
Bond for each of the suspects was set at $11,000, and they are scheduled to appear in general sessions court on January 6, 2020.