Sheriff Tim W. Guider

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Lenoir City, TN 37771

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BURGLARY SUSPECTS ARRESTED

Loudon County Sheriff Tim Guider announced the arrest of three individuals who were found to be in possession of several items believed to be from previous burglaries. Oscar Obdulio Funes, 44, of 7851 Highway 11 West, Lenoir City, has been charged with Felony Theft. Two juveniles will also be charged with two counts of burglary each.

On December 15th at approximately 1:50 PM deputies were dispatched to a Webb Circle address on a report of a burglary in progress. The homeowner had returned home to find two subjects in her home. The subjects fled into a nearby field.

The two suspects were described as one white male and one Hispanic male, both wearing hooded sweatshirts. Rather quickly, several officers and a K-9 unit responded to the scene and canvassed the area. Witnesses stated they saw two subjects running toward some apartments located nearby on Hwy 11. The K-9 unit gave track and along with the other officers converged on the apartments. One apartment door was standing open. After clearing that apartment, for the suspects, investigators noticed in the apartment several items that matched the descriptions from another burglary. Officers heard movement in another apartment two doors away. Officers knocked on the door and gave verbal commands for the occupants to open the door and come out. Upon entering the second apartment, officers found two males fitting the description of the suspects, who were also found to be runaway juveniles from a Greeneville, TN group home. Funes was actually the resident of the first apartment. After consent to search was given, several items believed to be stolen from at least two other burglaries were recovered from both apartments.

ICE is being notified of Funes, allegedly from Guatemala, to investigate his legal status.

Sheriff Guider noted that in addition to the Sheriff’s Office deputies, investigators and K-9’s that were involved in the arrests, he appreciated the participation of the Lenoir City Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Released: Thursday - December 16, 2010

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