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Twogood given 219 days for theft

A Coffee County man has been given a 219-day jail sentence for traveling to McMinnville to steal from local residents.

Robert Brian Twogood, 36, was ordered to serve 219 days of a four-year sentence for nine counts of theft that includes stealing a motor vehicle.

According to information released by McMinnville Police Department, a resident on Hill Street got the ball rolling toward an arrest when he reported the theft of his vehicle.

“On Jan. 5, 2020 at approximately 5:31 a.m., police responded to a residence located on Hill Street in McMinnville in reference to a stolen vehicle,” said McMinnville Police Capt. Nichole Mosley. “The victim came out to go to work and his vehicle was missing.”

The vehicle was entered into the system as stolen. When the information was dispatched to surrounding counties, the whereabouts of the vehicle was discovered within hours. 

“At approximately 9:14 a.m., a Coffee County deputy notified McMinnville Police Department that he had located the stolen vehicle and the driver. The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Robert Brian Twogood of Beechgrove, Tenn.”

Discovered in a search of the vehicle were numerous pieces of property reportedly taken in the areas of Hill Street, North Spring Street and Sparta Street after multiple victims also reported waking up to find their vehicles and outbuildings had been burglarized.

Twogood had been in jail since his arrest Jan. 5 so he was released last week on 219 days time served. He will remain on probation for the balance of his sentence.