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Former Sumner County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested

Former Sumner County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested

CREATED Apr 22, 2014
by Emily Luxen

Gallatin, Tenn. – A former Sumner County sheriff’s deputy is in jail charged in connection to a string of residential burglaries in multiple counties.

Robert Jennings, 38, is charged with 3 counts of aggravated burglary and 2 counts of theft over $1,000.  He is in the Sumner County jail on a $100,000 bond.

Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford confirmed over the past couple of weeks, the department had been investigating a series of residential burglaries with the help of authorities in Robertson and Wilson County.  Jennings was identified as a suspect.

Deputies caught up with Jennings in Portland Monday night and arrested him.  Weatherford said Jennings is accused of stealing guns, jewelry and prescription drugs from multiple homes in the Cottontown and New Deal area.  Some of those items were recovered at Jennings’ home in Portland.

Jennings last worked at the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department in 2012.  He was at the department for a total of more than 10 years.

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