Whitne McGuire (left) and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested for burglary Thursday.
UPDATE 01/14/2019 10:52 P.M.: The charge against McGuire was upgraded from accessory to aggravated burglary.
Jan. 10, 2019 – A family in the Daus Community realized someone had been in their house when they reviewed security camera footage days after the fact.
“The owners were gone to church,” Sequatchie County Detective Jason Harvey said Thursday. “A couple of days later they were reviewing their security system and saw an unknown male breaking in the residence.”
The break-in was about 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, at a residence on Pickett Crossroads, Det. Harvey said. It was not a forced entry, he said.
“They made a report to the sheriff's office,” he said. On searching the house, the victims found that a lock box was missing.
The homeowners were able to identify the male in the video as someone they knew.
The Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office (SCSO), in cooperation with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) obtained a warrant and went to a home in the Montlake Community of Hamilton County, arresting a 17-year-old male juvenile and an 18-year-old female named Whitne McGuire.
“The female was present at the commission of the crime,” Harvey said.
The male juvenile was charged with aggravated burglary and theft under $1,000. McGuire was booked and released on a charge of aggravated burglary.
The box that was stolen contained Social Security cards, birth certificates, property deeds and other valuable documents, Harvey said, although at the time that it was taken it was locked, with contents unknown to the thief.
McGuire and the juvenile are scheduled to appear before Judge L. Thomas Austin in Sequatchie County General Sessions Court on Friday, Jan. 18.