(February 22, 2013) Jackson TN - Jackson Police have arrested Rashaud Jerome Townsend, 19, of 226 Morgan St., Jackson, Tennessee and charged him with Aggravated Burglary, Theft of Property over $1,000 and Vandalism.
Mr. Townsend will be formally arraigned in Jackson City Court on Monday February 25, 2013 at 8 am. The City Court Judge will set a bond for Townsend on Saturday the 23rd of February and until then he will be held in the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex.
On 2-22-2012 a homeowner arrived at his residence in the 1900 block of North Royal St. and observed a suspect standing inside of the victim’s home. The suspect fled and the homeowner provided a description to police. The homeowner entered his home and found some items missing, other items damaged and some of his property staged by the door. The burglary was interrupted by the homeowner before the suspect was able to get away with all of the stolen property.
Officers were checking the area for the suspect when they received a call about a suspicious person at a nearby home.
Officers arrived and located the suspect, who matched the description of the suspect seen fleeing the home. Officers took the suspect in custody and he was identified as Rashaud Jerome Townsend. Officers located some of the victim’s stolen property in possession of the suspect.
While the investigation is ongoing, we encourage anyone with information about this and any other crime to contact the General Investigations Unit at the Jackson Police Department at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 424-TIPS (8477).
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