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Two men charged with Criminal Trespass and Grand Larceny in Claiborne County



Lucas Smith and William Strong
Lucas Smith and William Strong
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On the afternoon of November 6, 2023 at approximately 2:20 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a reported break in at Cypress Spring Deer Camp located at 12048 Rodney Road. Upon arrival, Sheriff Goods and his deputies were met by Charlie Howard, an employee at the camp who then informed them that (2) Side-by-Side ATVs valued over $41,000.00 were missing. Mr. Howard noticed their absence as well as an attempted theft of a 14ft boat, which prompted him to contact authorities.

As the investigation unfolded, it became apparent that a recently terminated employee of the deer camp was a person of interest. The individual’s termination just a few days prior, led authorities to suspect his involvement in the theft due to his knowledge of the camp’s layout and operations. Video footage and additional evidence were examined, and Wildlife and Fisheries Agent Terry Miles was enlisted to patrol the area later that evening.

During his patrol, Agent Miles observed a suspicious vehicle leaving the deer camp and decided to conduct a traffic stop. He promptly called for assistance from the Sheriff’s Department.

As the subjects were questioned during the ensuing investigation, a confession was obtained regarding the theft of the (2) Side-by-Side ATVs that had gone missing the previous day. They were subsequently charged with Criminal Trespass and Grand Larceny.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a third suspect, Kaitlyn Danella Jones in connection with this case. Sheriff Goods would like to give special thanks to Sergeant Mitch Hoskins and Agent Terry Myles in the recovery of the (2) Side-by-Side ATVs that have since been returned to the owner, Mr. William Bradley Clark.

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