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Burglary suspect nabbed after foot chase

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Lebanon Police arrested a local man suspected of stealing a cash register and other items from Daniels Market at 1037 Sparta Pike on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Officers Chris Luna and Eric Gray responded within two minutes to a burglar alarm at the market on Saturday and according to a news release from the Lebanon Police Department, saw a subject running from the area toward Peyton Road. After a short foot chase, the officers took the suspect into custody. He was identified as Joshua R. Case, 25, of 307 North Cumberland Street, Apt. 12, Lebanon.

During the foot chase, the suspect reportedly dropped the cash register taken from the business in a ditch.

Officers, during the arrest, were able to recover other items reportedly taken during the burglary.

Case has been charged with burglary, vandalism greater than $1,000, theft of property over $500 and evading arrest. He is to appear in General Sessions Court on Nov. 15.

At the time of his arrest, Case was out on bond for allegedly committing burglaries at Daniels Market and at Raceway on June 3. In the June arrest, officers responded to a burglars alarm at Daniels Market and noticed a vehicle leaving the scene, the news release said.

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled eastbound on Interstate 40. The suspect was taken into custody with the assistance of the Wilson County Sheriffs Department, at 9540 Bluebird Road.

"The key to these arrests were the quick dispatch and response to the alarm calls," said Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen. "In both of these cases, the officers were able to pursue a suspect due to their quick response time which led to the successful arrest of the suspect and recovery of several thousand dollars in stolen property."

From Post staff reports

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