Jonathan Burns jailed for breaking into multiple cars at Holiday Inn in 2023

Jonathan Burns jailed for breaking into multiple cars at Holiday Inn in 2023

19-year-old Jonathan Burns was caught after breaking into numerous vehicles in the parking lot of Holiday Inn on Cracker Barrel Drive. On December 21st, 2023, Officers patrolling the area observed a black Mercedes sedan with a door slightly open. Officers noticed a broken front passenger window on a GMC Sierra in the area. Proceeding this, three black individuals fled toward the Mercedes and fled at high speed. Officers also located a Chevy Silverado with a broken rear driver window. The owner of the GMC, Randall Hagenbuch, spoke with officers and stated that several credit/debit cards and $1,300 cash were missing from his truck. Officers then spoke with Lucas Wesley, the owner of the Silverado, who stated that his HP laptop was missing from his vehicle.

On February 22nd, 2024, Officers spoke with a detective from Murfreesboro who stated that on December 27th, 2023, he arrested Burns, who was in a black Mercedes Benz whose tags were reported stolen by Shakella Duncan out of Nashville on December 20th, 2023. On February 28th, 2024, Officers traveled to Murfreesboro, spoke with investigators, and were provided with the downloaded data seized from Burns’s cell phone. The phone’s location history showed burns to have been in Clarksville, specifically on Cracker Barrel Drive, when the crime had been committed on December 21st, 2023. Officers attempted to interview Burns, but he claimed he had never been to Clarksville. Burns was charged with burglary of a motor vehicle.


Jonathan Marcellous Burns of Tom Hailey Boulevard in La Vergne, TN, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on April 25th, charged with burglary and theft. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $105,000.

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