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Friday, April 13, 2018

Jones overpowered by home owner
A Hamblen County man is in custody and his son is being sought in connection with a Thursday home burglary in Cocke County which saw the female homeowner overpower the burglar. Cocke County Deputy Lt. Michael Whitmer said Keith Allen Jones, 46, Parker Road, Morristown, and his 23 year-old son, Matthew Jones, Vinson Drive, Newport, went to the home of Dawn Sutton. The pair was burglarizing the residence on Old Highway 411, when Sutton, a home health nurse came home unexpectedly at 12:30 pm. Matthew Jones fled on foot however Ms. Sutton found Keith Jones in a bathroom. She forcibly took the car keys from Jones, but he put his arm around the victim attempting to prevent her from calling for help. The Jones threw Sutton's phone into a wooded area. At that point Lt. Whitmer and Deputy Chris Barnes arrived and detained Jones. The father and son reportedly had been to the Sutton home recently attempting to sell a junk car, and Ms. Sutton had given them a kitten. Items taken from the home including a quantity of jewelry, can of money and CD/DVD's, valued at $3,000 were found in the Jones vehicle. The officers also confiscated a pair of bolt cutters. Keith Jones is being held on charges of Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy, Theft over $1,000, Trespass by Motor Vehicle, and Possession of Burglary Tools. Matthew Jones is being sought on similar charges.


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