Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Tipton County Suspects


COVINGTON, Tenn
– On 08 January 2017 at about 3:00 AM Tipton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an alarm at Highway 59 Express located at 7140 Highway 59 W in Burlison.  Upon arrival deputies observed the glass had been broken out of the rear door and forcibly entered.  Deputies searched the business and area but no suspects or suspicious vehicles were located in the area. The suspects took several types of cigarettes and items in the counter area of the store.  A suspect vehicle description has not been determined.

Detectives have released the surveillance footage above of the three suspects in this case.  The suspects were dressed in multiple layers of clothing.  One of the suspects is a white male with short brown hair which was detected when his shirt exposed part of his skin and hair during the incident.  The suspects were wearing backpacks to load their stolen items in to flee the scene.
“We are seeking assistance in identifying these thieves. Some of their clothing are distinctive in the footage.  It will take an observant citizen who will take the time to call us and help us develop a break in this case” said Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley.

If anyone has information in this case, the Sheriff’s Office is asking them to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 901-475-3300, Central Dispatch after hours at 901-475-4300, phone in tips at 901-475-3307, email tips to Sheriff@tiptonco.com or Facebook Sheriff J.T. Pancho Chumley.  Anonymous tips can be submitted to the Tipton County tip411 app or by texting “Tipton” to 847411.”

This article originally appeared as a press release from Tipton County Sheriff's Office.