COVINGTON, Tenn – On 29 June 2016 Tipton County Sheriff’s Office detectives formally charge a suspect in a recent rash of home burglaries, automobile burglaries, and thefts in the area if Highway 59W in Covington. Detectives developed a suspect vehicle description from citizens and witnesses in the cases. Witnesses reported that a black Jeep Cherokee occupied by at least one white male had been seen in the area of the thefts.
The burglaries and thefts occurred in the 1700 block of Highway 59W and five cases were reported in the 100 block of Walton Loop. Items reported stolen included medications, money, a go cart and assorted electronics. On 26 June 2016 Detectives interviewed Christian Aaron Burgemeier, 23, of 707 S. Tipton Street in Covington in the cases and he admitted to his role in five of the cases. The investigations into all of the thefts is continuing and additional charges could be filed.
Burgemeier has been formally charged in the Tipton County General Sessions Court with Burglary of An Automobile, 2 counts of Aggravated Burglary and 5 counts of Theft of Property Under $500.00. Burgemeier has unrelated charges pending for Possession of Schedule IV, Possession of Schedule IV, Shoplifting, and Possession of a Legend Drug without a Prescription from a 26 June 2016 arrest by Covington Police Department. He remains in custody awaiting his arraignment in Court later this week.
This article originally appeared as a press release from Tipton County Sheriff’s Office.