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Men sentenced for burglary involving teen accomplices
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Sentences have been handed down against two men who teamed with teens to burglarize a home.
The burglars, Andrew Vazquez, 20, of Manchester, and Daniel K. Ferrell, 20, of Murfreesboro both entered plea agreements before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley, entering guilty pleas to charges of aggravated burglary.
Vazquez was ordered to serve 120 days of a four-year sentence, make restitution and perform 50 hours of public service work, while Ferrell must serve 90 days of a four-year sentence.
The men were arrested along with two juveniles after deputies were alerted to a burglary in progress on Doyle Frazier Road. When sheriff’s investigator Bo Ramsey arrived, he was told by the homeowner he had caught the burglars on surveillance video.
“Upon looking at the video, I was able to identify a Ford Mustang with four male suspects,” Ramsey said, noting he sent out a be-on-the-lookout advisory. The all-points bulletin was received by Manchester authorities who soon came upon the vehicle and pulled it over in neighboring Coffee County. It was a short time later the suspects came clean.
“Confessions were obtaining from all the suspects,” Ramsey said, noting the youths began cooperating, showing officers where they had hidden stolen items.
Property taken in the burglary where the video was obtained was recovered, including items such as a TV, several guns, cameras and an iPod, combined price totaling $4,190. It was at that time officers also discovered the youths had hit another house on Doyle Frazier Road, taking tools and cash, the combination totaling $6,550.
The two 16-year-olds in the case had their cases settled in Juvenile Court.