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Deputy catches car burglar in the act

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BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

Bradley County Sheriff Office Deputy Jessica Morgan spotted a silver truck in a church parking lot on South Lee Highway and saw a man slipping out the rear window of the cab into the bed of the truck. 

Once he noticed Deputy Morgan, the man fled on foot towards a neighboring trailer park, according to a news release.

The suspect, who BCSO identified as Jacob Tamayo, 21, was found at the trailer park, hiding inside a trailer. 

Tamayo was wearing the same clothes that the deputy spotted him wearing as he slipped out the truck's rear window.

Jacob Tamayo has been charged with auto burglary and failure to stop, halt, and frisk. Tamayo was served two outstanding warrants for his arrest; misdemeanor violation of probation and failure to appear.

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