Gordonsville Police Officer Charged with Burglary and Theft at Joint Offices of MTUD & DTC

May 15, 2007
Dwayne Page

A Gordonsville Police Officer, Christopher Shannon Harris, has been charged with a burglary and theft last week at a joint office building of Middle Tennessee Natural Gas and DTC Communications in Smith County.

The warrants state that \"On or about Wednesday, May 9th, Christopher Shannon Harris did, without the effective consent of the property owner, enter the joint office building of Middle Tennessee Natural Gas and DeKalb Telephone Cooperative, located at 126 JMZ Drive in Gordonsville, when not open to the public, with the intent to commit a felony and or a theft.

The warrant further states that \"While on duty as a Patrol Officer with the Gordonsville Police Department, Harris entered the building through an unlocked door, unhooked the video cameras and took them. Harris also took money, approximately $215 from a wooden filing cabinet, multiple batteries, size D and AAA and six computer hard drives.

According to the warrant, Harris has given a written statement to a Special Agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in which he has admitted to these facts.

Officer Harris is also charged with the burglary and theft of merchandise from three other Gordonsville businesses including Petty Pools and H & H furniture either on Friday night or Saturday morning, May 4th or 5th, and Lakeside Auto Transport on Tuesday, May 8th.

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