Volume 52, Number 16

ten pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stolen safe from Pickett residence found

Stolen safe from Pickett residence foundSubmitted by: Pickett County Sheriff’s Department

Pickett County Deputies Mike Worley and Malcolm Johnson responded to a burglary at a Cedar Grove residence on September 5th.
During the investigation, a tip came from the Clinton County Sheriff's Office regarding possible stolen coins which had been pawned. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the coins came out of a gun safe that was stolen from the Pickett County home. It was reported that the safe had been dumped into Lake Cumberland at Rowena Landing.
Pickett County Sheriff's Department, Albany Police Department and Clinton County Sheriff's Office requested the service of the Overton County Rescue Squad to dive and retrive the safe.
On Friday, September 16th, divers found the safe 25 feet from the edge of the bank, and it was loaded on a wrecker and transported back to Pickett County.
Rhonda Wright, 22, 308 East Clear Street; Wesley "Scott" Stewart, 42, 77 Horshoe Bend Road; Carolyn Davidson, 26, 488 Wolf River Dock Road, all of Albany, were charged with Aggravated Burglary and Theft over $10,000. Jimmy D. Smith, Jr., 23, address unknown was charged with Receiving Stolen Property. Additional charges are pending in the investigation.
The Pickett County Sheriff's Department would like to thank Detective Johnny Garner, Police Chief Earnest Guffey, Albany Police Department, Sherifff Riddle, Clinton County Sheriff's Department and the Overton County Rescue Squad for the help in the investigation

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