2 men charged with burglary of family members’ homes

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HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Two men are charged in a string home burglaries against multiple family members, according to investigators. Reports said Tony Beecham and John Grisham broke into three homes along Centerhill Wright Road over the weekend. The duo snagged more than $4,000 worth of items including jewelry and prescription pills, official documents reveal. Captain Tracey Grisham with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department said both men lived less than a quarter of a mile from the homes they burglarized. “The suspects we developed, one of them was actually family members to the victims,” Grisham told WBBJ. Hundreds of dollars in change were also taken from several large piggy banks inside the homes. “They all had a large container of change,” Grisham explained. “They didn’t take the container. What they would do is empty part of it then leave part.” Investigators said when the two men came in for questioning, they were wearing some of the stolen items. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” Capt. Grisham said. Neighbors who know the men, but did not want to be identified said they’re relieved the men are behind bars. “People around here, this is a good community. They work hard for what they have and they don’t deserve to have it taken away from them.” Investigators said it’s unclear why they targeted family members. Both men have prior criminal histories which include theft. A Henderson county judge ordered they be held without bond until a formal arraignment next week.

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