Outlet burglary suspects appear in court

Staff Reports • Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Two men charged with burglary at the Lebanon Premium Outlets last year appeared in court Monday morning.

In August, Lebanon police received an alarm at the Polo Ralph Lauren outlet store at about 3:45 a.m. 

While en route to the store, officers saw a car leaving the mall, so it was pulled over, where officers made contact with the driver Tony Bowen, 20, of Memphis.

Officers said Bowen’s story did not add up, and Bowen’s cellphone rang several times.

Police soon found three other suspects as they were leaving the woods between the Shell station and the Best Value Inn. According to officers, once they discovered all the suspects, they found all of the merchandise, as well. Officers said they recovered about $7,000 worth of merchandise.

Bowen, along with three other suspects, including Matthew Rickett, 19, of Memphis, were charged with burglary, theft of property and vandalism.

Bowen and Rickett both appeared before Judge David Durham in court Monday morning, where both of their cases were continued until Sept. 8 at 8:30 a.m.

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