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Lebanon man faces burglary charge

Sara McManamy-Johnson sjohnson@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Jul 26, 2013 at 10:00 PM

A Lebanon man faces charges after a string of vehicle burglaries in the Oak Hill subdivision.

Andre A. Fleming, 18, of Lebanon, was charged Tuesday with one count of burglary and one count of theft of property after police found him in possession of stolen electronics.

Fleming was out on bond related to earlier charges of aggravated robbery, theft of property and burglary.

“Monday morning, our officers were patrolling, and they noticed a suspicious vehicle on West Main Street parked in a parking lot,” said Chief Scott Bowen. “They were able to go through the neighborhood and found a couple cars where the dome lights were on, and one of them, the door was open.”

When police returned to the parking lot, the suspicious vehicle was gone.

Two hours later, police spotted the vehicle on East Market Street, so they pulled it over and the driver, Fleming, agreed to a search.

“There were several items in the vehicle which we believe did not belong to the occupant,” said Bowen. “Later on that day, we had a complainant come in from Crosswinds Condominiums, and we were able to verify that some of the electronics were stolen out of that vehicle.”

Bowen said police found a couple thousand dollars worth of items, primarily electronics, in Fleming’s vehicle.

“The investigation is continuing because there is other property that we’ve recovered,” said Bowen.

He said there were a few reports of burglaries during the last week on the west side of town.

Fleming is being held in Wilson County Jail.

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