Man charged in burglaries of Sullivan County markets

Rain Smith • Apr 22, 2013 at 9:18 AM

A Bristol, Tenn., man has been charged with two recent burglaries of Sullivan County convenience stores.

Gregory Jack Shaw, 47, of Morrell Town Road, turned himself in to police on Saturday. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office reports warrants charging Shaw with burglary and theft had been obtained on Thursday.

Police say that on March 3 a cement flowerpot was used to break out a glass it the door at the Short Stop Market on Highway 126. Several cartons of cigarettes were reportedly stolen, with surveillance video capturing awhite Ford pickup with a camper top near the store around the same time of the burglary.

On March 21 the SCSO responded to a burglary at Scotty Wade’s Market on Highway 421 in Bristol. Once again a door was broken to make entry, with a box of change stolen in that incident.

Police say an investigation developed Shaw, who drives a white Ford pickup with a camper top, as a suspect. During an interview with police he reportedly admitted to the burglaries at both stores.

Shaw is charged with two counts of theft and two counts of burglary. The SCSO says he's facing additional charges in Bristol, Va.

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