PALMERSVILLE (September 27) – On September 27, investigators with the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department were investigating the burglaries of three churches, two residences, and a shop, in the Palmersville area. While investigating a report filed by a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church, which is located North of Palmersville, investigator Neil Cantrell had developed a suspect in the burglaries – Anthony Dykes, 35, of Clarksville, according to a press release issued by the WCSD.
Cantrell went to Clarksville trying to locate Dykes and was reportedly unable to locate him. While at the Old Bethel Baptist Church, Inv. Cantrell received information that Dykes was apparently at 1820 Glover Store Rd., north of Palmersville. Investigator Cantrell and Investigator Wortham went to the address and located Dykes coming out of the residence. Dykes was taken into custody.
While on the property, Investigator Cantrell could reportedly see some of the property that had been reported stolen from different burglaries in the Palmersville area. A search warrant was applied for and granted. During the execution of the search warrant, property from all of the reported burglaries was located inside and outside the residence. One of the victims had pictures of firearms and serial numbers recorded of firearms that had been taken that made for easy identification.
Also taken into custody was Stacia Gale Espinosa Reynolds, 22, from Indiana.
WCSD Capt. Marty Plunk wants to remind and ask everyone to record their serial numbers, not only on firearms, but any electronics or any other valuables they may have.
“I hope and pray that it doesn’t happen to you but, it does happen. I just ask that you be prepared if it does. This is a prime time to remind people as well that, all ATVs and UTVs and golf carts, require a separate policy with most insurance carriers,” Plunk also stated in a press release. “Homeowners insurance does not cover those losses. Record serial numbers on them and lawn equipment. Sadly, these are items most taken. Please just be prepared,” he added.