Update on Break-in; Arrests Made

Our deputies have arrested three men in connection with a Wednesday breaking and entering case in which the suspects allegedly attempted to run over a man with their vehicle.

The incident happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Lynn Thomas Gunter, 4209 Red Drive. A neighbor was reportedly checking on the home after hearing an alarm sounding and saw two males exiting the home with property. The suspects got into a small silver vehicle, deputies said, and then struck the neighbor with the vehicle while attempting to leave.The neighbor didn’t suffer any serious injuries.

Gunter reported a firearm, TV and jewelry taken from his home.Thursday, deputies arrested Mathew Cameron Morris, 22, of 1959 Pickett Road after he sold some of the property in question to a local cash for gold business.Morris was charged with possession of stolen goods and possession of stolen firearm. He was placed in the Lee County Jail under $20,000 secured bond.After arresting Morris, deputies were able to identify Christopher Shane Brown, 21, of 652 Holder Road and Stewart James Tyner, 20, of 3818 Woodside Drive as suspects in the break-in. Additionally, Brown is reported to have confessed to operating the vehicle while the two men were leaving the scene.Brown and Tyner were both charged with attempted murder, breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods and placed in the Lee County Jail under $1,000,000 secured bond.

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