A man who is currently in custody with the Sumner County Sheriff Department has been connected to burglaries in eight different counties, including Macon.
Macon County Detective Darrell Taylor said that Tony Beasley is believed to be connected to at least 14 Macon County burglaries, in the theft of items like lawn mowers, jewelry, and weapons.
Taylor said the man would usually go to areas that weren’t very populated, and knock on the door of a residence: “If anybody was at home, he’d get directions for something, and if nobody was at home, he’d break in.” The burglaries connected to Beasley have been recorded in Macon, Smith, Trousdale, Clay, Wilson, Sumner, Putnam, and Jackson counties. The Sumner County Sheriff Department finally apprehended Beasley on January 30.
Taylor said the investigation is ongoing, and could implicate as many as 5-7 people as part of the burglary operation. A large amount of jewelry was confiscated from Beasley’s vehicle the day he was apprehended, and the total value of stolen items in Macon County alone would be very difficult to calculate.
Beasley is expected to be charged with several separate counts of aggravated burglary, theft of property, and vandalism. Indictments would be handed down in June, when the Macon County Grand Jury meets again.