Additional Charges Filed in Connection with Theft from Armory
LEXINGTON, Tenn. – Five people have now been arrested in connection with the theft of M-4 magazines from the Tennessee National Guard Armory in Lexington.
According to Lexington police, 798 of the 30-round magazines were reported stolen. The magazines were not loaded at the time of the theft. National Guard representatives have indicated that ammunition is not stored at Tennessee Armories as a matter of policy.
With the assistance of Guard personnel, Lexington Police said they developed suspects in the case that lead to the recovery of 593 of the missing magazines on February 13, which was the day the theft was reported.
Police said the additional missing magazines were recovered on February 15.
Lexington Police investigating officers have been assisted in this case by representatives from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and District Attorney General’s Office. The Tennessee National Guard has also fully cooperated during the course of this investigation.
At this time, five soldiers have been charged with Theft over $1000, which is a Class D Felony in connection with the offense. They are listed as follows:
1. SSG Richard B. Walker (42) of Clifton, TN
2. SPC Jeremy E. Camper (32) of Scotts Hill, TN
3. SPC Ronald G. Clark Jr (38) of Lexington, TN
4. SPC Ryan M. Bromley (24) of Reagan, TN
5. PFC Jonathan M. Walker (38) of Bells, TN
Bond has been set for all of the defendants at $1000.00. They are scheduled for appearance in General Sessions Court on Tuesday, February 26. The reported value of the recovered property is $7,429.38.
Police said the investigation is on-going and additional charges are possible.