TOP PHOTO: The approximate value of the stolen items recovered is more than $17,000 based on the report from the sheriff’s office.
JACKSBORO STATION, TN (WLAF) – Two suspects were completely caught off guard when Campbell County Sheriff’s investigators and deputies rolled up on their truck and did a take down of them just before sundown Thursday. The suspects were going to meet up with a prospective buyer of their alleged stolen purses when instead four cruisers converged on their pick-up truck and took them down.
Those arrested were 47-year old Terry Vickery (above) of 126 Vinsant Estates Drive, Jacksboro and (below) Misti Rose, 46, 131 Woodfield Lane, La Follette.
It all started with Vickery being identified on surveillance footage trying to gain access to a storage unit at a facility on Mt. Paran Road. Detectives were working several break-ins at that location, and this was the turning point in their investigation. According to one detective, Vickery had a unit there himself affording him the security code to have access. A warrant was issued for Vickery’s arrest.
Rose comes into the picture when she began selling purses on Facebook Marketplace that had allegedly been stolen in one of the storage unit break-ins. Her Facebook history also listed she had sold a nail gun. By chance, the victim of the purse thefts just so happened to see her purses for sale on Rose’s Facebook page.
Rose and the victim actually talked on the phone about purchasing a purse, and Rose had no idea she was the victim. They communicated via Facebook Messenger as well. Detectives had the victim set up a place and time with Rose where she could meet Rose and buy a purse.
The meeting place was in the parking lot of an auto detail shop at Jacksboro Station. The victim didn’t show, but detectives and deputies did.
Detectives say that Vickery allegedly confessed to breaking into several storage units by either picking the lock or cutting off the lock. After lock picks and locks that had been cut were found in Vickery’s Dodge Ram four door pick-up truck, Vickery led investigators to a relative’s home where he had stored stolen items.
Additional charges have been levied against Vickery since his arrest as more victims come forward identifying their items that had been stolen. “This is still unfolding, and more charges are likely,” said one CCSO Detective.
Vickery is up against two counts of burglary and theft of property over $10,000 while Rose is charged with theft of property over $10,000. The approximate value of the items recovered is more than $17,000.
Neither Vickery or Rose has a bond set and remain housed this morning in the Campbell County Jail. Both are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/02/2022-6AM)