Second suspect charged in West Knoxville armory burglary

Second suspect charged in West Knoxville armory burglary

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Joshua Brooks (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Joshua Brooks (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A second suspect was arrested Monday in the burglary of the Guardian Armory early on Thanksgiving morning.

Investigators say Joshua Brooks, 21, turned himself in on Monday. He is charged with one count of burglary and one count of felony theft. Bond was set at $10,000 on each charge.

Another suspect, Zachary Aaron Long, 20, turned himself in last week and admitted to purchasing items needed to facilitate the burglary and then committing the burglary.

Guardian Armory on North Seven Oaks Drive was burglarized around 2:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. Police had said a suspect or suspects got away with 27 weapons; 24 were reported as handguns and three were reported as long guns, meaning a shotgun or a rifle.

Officers have not said if any weapons have been recovered.

Officials say additional arrests could occur as the investigation continues. 

 

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