Jackson police: Cell phone records help nab burglary suspect

JACKSON, Tenn. — Police say phone records led to the arrest of an 18-year-old accused of stealing more than $4,000 worth of items from a home in north Jackson.

morfordJacob Morford appeared Monday in Jackson City Court. He’s charged with theft of property over $1,000 and aggravated burglary.

Morford is accused of breaking into a house June 15 on Arbor Ridge Cove and stealing cash, vehicle keys and video game systems, according to court documents. Police said televisions had also been removed from the walls.

Police say a 911 caller interrupted the burglary and the suspects fled the scene.

During the investigation, police say they interviewed a woman who told them Morford called her around 9:40 p.m. the night the burglary occurred and asked her to come pick him up on the street where the burglarized home is located.

Police say cell phone records reveal a GPS location “hit” that puts Morford’s cell phone at or near the home around 9:21 p.m., which is about ten minutes before a 911 caller reported someone inside the home, according to court papers.

Officers say the GPS location along with text messages and the call log recovered from the woman’s phone indicate Morford was involved in the burglary.

The homeowners declined to comment.

Morford is currently being held at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond. He is scheduled to return to court Aug. 4.

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