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Teen jailed for his role in motorcycle theft
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A young man has been towed into the wreckage of criminal activity following the attempted theft of a motorcycle resulting in a sentence of 120 days to be served at Warren County Jail.

Bryan Taylor Jennings, 19, will serve 120 days of a six-year sentence after he and his relative, Jody Jennings, 47, attempted to steal a wrecked motorcycle by towing it from the scene of an accident after the motorcycle victim had already been taken to River Park Hospital.

Jody received seven years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections. 

“These are Bryan’s first felonies and hopefully his last,” says Assistant District Attorney Felicia Walkup. “Jody had a lengthy criminal history with several felony convictions which played a part in his sentence being much longer.”

Bryan was found guilty of theft of property over $2,500 but less than $10,000, felony evading arrest and two counts of driving on a revoked license.

The first case against Bryan was due to an incident in March 2019 when state trooper Joseph VanBommel responded to Sparta Highway near Old Rock Island Road regarding a motorcycle wreck with injuries. Upon arrival, VanBommel learned the victim had already been transported to the hospital by a passing motorist.

VanBommel discovered a black Suzuki motorcycle, which was stolen from Sparta Highway, lying in a ditch with a rope attached around the front. 

Bryan was seen riding the bike as Jody attempted to tow the motorcycle tied to his vehicle. 

The owner estimated the value of the bike to be $4,500 and filed a report with the sheriff’s department. Bryan was found guilty of theft of the motorcycle and for having a revoked license from 2018.

Along with serving 120 days in Warren County Jail, the rest of his six-year sentence will be spent on probation with restitution to the victim of the stolen motorcycle still being determined.