Dog door intruder identified, charged with aggravated burglary and theft


Dog door intruder identified, charged with aggravated burglary and theft

Spring Hill Home Page News Reports

Maury County deputies Monday night charged Tanner Vernon, 18, of Spring Hill with aggravated burglary and theft.

Maury County deputies Monday night charged Tanner Vernon, 18, of Spring Hill with aggravated burglary and theft. He has been identified as the man caught on tape breaking into the Spring Hill home of Phil and Angela Kaye on July 15, reaching through a dog door to unlock and enter the home.

Tanner Vernon

Vernon had earlier surrendered to the sheriff’s department through his attorney Adam C. Davis of Spring Hill. He was later released on $5000 bond.

Detective Jerry Williams said that deputies had executed a search warrant of Vernon’s home on July 22, locating a Remington shotgun there.

“The serial number identified it as one that had been stolen,†said Williams. Spring Hill police officer Jeff Betts had the shotgun’s serial number on record and connected it with a car robbery elsewhere in Spring Hill. The stolen weapon is the basis for Vernon’s theft charge.

Detectives have yet to locate the handgun that Vernon was seen carrying in the surveillance video from the July 15 robbery.

Williams said that the burglary was a targeted incident by Vernon, who is acquainted with the Kayes’ daughter and had been in the home prior to the burglary.

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