Charges pending in string of car burglaries

Wilson Sheriff’s investigators say they’ve found the person responsible for a rash of car burglaries in various subdivisions in the county.
Feb 12, 2013
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Jamie W. Stanfill

Wilson Sheriff’s investigators say they’ve found the person responsible for a rash of car burglaries in various subdivisions in the county.
According to Sheriff Robert Bryan, Jamie W. Stanfill, 37, of Madison, faces charges related to car burglaries in Lankford Farms, Hidden Harbor and the Saundersville Road area.
“We started getting [reports of car burglaries] over the past month,” said Bryan. “So we started concentrating our patrols in those areas.”
A patrol officer noticed an unoccupied car parked on the side of the road in one of the affected neighborhoods. That unoccupied car led officers to Stanfill, Bryan said.
Detectives picked up Stanfill on an outstanding warrant for child support non-payment charges.
During interviews with detectives, Stanfill admitted to the burglaries, according to Bryan.
“Stanfill admitted to approximately 25 car burglaries in Wilson County alone, as well as implicating himself in other burglaries in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon and Sumner County,” said Bryan.
Most of the burglarized vehicles were unlocked, and the valuables taken were visible from outside the cars.
“This is a good example of why you should lock your cars, even if they’re sitting at your home in the driveway,” said Bryan.
Stanfill remained in Wilson County Jail on Tuesday on one count of credit card or ATM fraud, burglary of a motor vehicle and a child support non-payment.
Bryan said evidence would be presented to the grand jury for additional charges.
Stanfill’s bond is currently set at $4,000, and he is scheduled to appear in court March 27.
“This was a collaboration between Wilson County Sheriff’s Office criminal investigators and patrol officers, Mt. Juliet police and Lebanon police,” said Bryan. “This is the way it’s supposed to work.”

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