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The former Campbell County teacher who made it on the TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List was arrested in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Friday night. 44 year old Lonnie Lee Vann was wanted for robbing a couple at gunpoint last week. According to reports, Officer Kathleen Swanson with MBPD said officers saw the man driving and pulled him over, and arrested him without any problems. Vann is being held in the Myrtle Beach Jail without bond, pending a hearing before a judge and is expected to be held on a Fugitive from Justice Warrant before he can return to TN. In July Vann was charged with solicitation of a minor, tampering with evidence, and assault. According to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Vann took a 13 year old student off school property and attempted to hug and kiss the girl without her consent in October of 2013; he then later altered images on the security cameras that caught his actions.
Verizon Wireless has reported the theft of copper ground bars from cell tower sites on Futrell Lane and Godsey Road. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department reports loss at $10,000 and there are no suspects at this time.
A 127 North man reports the theft of his 2006 10 foot, single axle box trailer. The trailer is gray with chrome fenders and a chrome Harley Davidson Emblem and was valued at $2,500. Inside the trailer were 2 Monte Carlo bucket seats, 2 Monte Carlo back seats, 1 Chevy Nova front seat, 4 Corvette Rally Tire, 4 Mickey Thompson Drag Slicks with chrome rims and several other items. Total loss was reported at $3,700.
Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Rattlesnake Drive for a burglary report. The victim said he returned home to find a window busted out. Taken was a Tom Thumb horse saddle valued at $2,000. Damage and loss was listed at $2,300.
A resident of Tabor Loop reports that someone poured sugar into the tank of her Dodge Ram. The victim made the discovery after her vehicle broke down and she took it to a local repair shop. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department estimates damage at $1,500.