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News Four arrested for burglaries

Detectives with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit have charged four Macon County residents with numerous property crimes involving five residences in Macon County. All of the residences were unoccupied when the crimes were committed and one of the crimes involved a stolen tractor that was recovered in Georgia. Macon County detectives also contacted the Haywood County Sheriff's Office and provided information regarding additional crimes that occurred in Haywood County.

The defendants and current charges are as follows:

Joshua Cataldo SmithJoshua Cataldo Smith, 19, of Franklin, was charged with seven counts each of felony larceny and possession of stolen goods, five counts of injury to real property, and six counts of second degree burglary. He is being held under a $31,000 bond.

Sandra Elaine McCormickSandra Elaine McCormick, 18, of Franklin, was charged with four counts each of felony larceny and possession of stolen goods, and three counts of second degree burglary. She is in custody with an $18,000 bond.

Nathan Shane HumphriesNathan Shane Humphries, 19, of Franklin, was charged with seven counts each of felony larceny and possession of stolen goods, one count of possession of a stolen vehicle, and six counts of second degree burglary. He is being held with no bond set.

Morgan Corissa CowartMorgan Corissa Cowart, 17, of Franklin; was charged with five counts each of felony larceny and possession of stolen goods, and four counts of second degree burglary. She has been released on bond.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has any information regarding these defendants and crimes, or other crimes, is requested to contact the Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers.

“These suspects were going to homes that appeared to be owned by part-time residents of Macon County and making several visits to the homes before breaking in,” said Sheriff Robbie Holland. “We believe there are other homes broken into that have not yet been discovered and encourage residents to be good neighbors by checking on their neighbor’s homes and reporting anything suspicious to law enforcement.”





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