Suspect in rash of Mooresburg burglaries nabbed in Grainger

Jeff Bobo • Jul 4, 2013 at 11:35 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Newport man wanted for a rash of auto burglaries in the Mooresburg community of Hawkins County on June 21 was arrested in Grainger County last week.

Daniel Scarce, 21, 1016 Walker Hill Way, Newport, was stopped by a Bean Station Police Department officer last week.

HCSO Detective Lt. Eve Jackson said that at the time of his arrest in Bean Station, Scarce was in possession of an item that was stolen during the spate of Mooresburg auto burglaries that occurred in the early morning hours of June 21.

As of this week, Scarce was being held in the Grainger County Jail on charges he accrued there.

However, there is a hold on him from Hawkins County on nine counts of auto burglary as well as a couple of theft and vandalism charges.

Three of the auto burglaries occurred at the same residence on Old Highway 11-W. The victims reported that things were moved around in the vehicle, and some things were removed from a console, but nothing was stolen.

The other six burglaries occurred on McNeil Circle.

In four of those cases, nothing was reported stolen.

One victim said his vehicle door was left open.

The other three said every compartment in the vehicle had been opened and items pulled from them.

One victim reported that an $80 tire was slashed.

Among the items missing from the two theft victims were:

• A Marlin .22 caliber rifle with a Tasco scope valued at $500.

• Between 15 and 20 CDs valued at $200. That victim also had a Honda motorcycle valued at $600 stolen.

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