Police Search I65 For Dumped ATM After Sad Sam’s Burglary

Suspects allegedly take ATM from Sad Sam’s market in Cross Plains…

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Police Search I-65 For Dumped ATM After Sad Sam’s Burglary

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ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Cross Plains, Millersville, White House and Metro police with the help of Millersville and Cross Plains Fire departments are all presently searching for an stolen ATM machine they believe was dumped along I-65 between Cross Plains and Millersville.


According to Cross Plains Police Chief James Yates a total of four suspects allegedly stole an ATM from Sad Sam’s market in Cross Plains just after 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Location of burglary

Along with the ATM machine, a handgun was also taken during the early-morning burglaries that included at least two separate locations, according to police. Police say, 45 minutes after burglarizing Sad Sam’s, the four suspects moved on to Cantrell Market in Goodlettsville where they attempted to steal another ATM. They failed to get the second ATM but did allegedly get away with a gun, according to Cross Plains Police Officer Logan Abernathy.

Surveillance footage showed the suspects inside Sad Sam’s for about two minutes before they put the ATM in the back of the pickup truck and drove away.

IMG_1536The four suspects were almost cornered at Cantrell Market where a police pursuit began. The suspects ditched their red Dodge Ram pickup truck on Hickory Chase Drive and fled on foot into a wooded area.

One of the suspects, a woman, identified as Kenaydra Quarnae Jackson 23 of Houston Texas, was captured in the pursuit and was taken into custody. The truck is registered to a woman in Houston, Texas and officers are trying to make a connection.

Police described the men as three black males in their early 20’s. One was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans while the other was wearing a black shirt and khaki pants.

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Kenaydra Quarnae Jackson   Photo Courtesy WKRN News 2

After Jackson was taken into custody she told police that she had just met one of the suspects three days ago at a strip club in Texas and agreed to travel with him to Tennessee. Once in Tennessee the suspects allegedly picked up a cousin of one of the suspects who had just been released from the Nashville jail, Yates said.

According to Yates the suspects had been in the Nashville area for several days and had run out of cash, allegedly promoting the decision to commit the burglaries. Authorities are also investigating the possibility that other crimes may have been committed by the four suspects between Nashville and Texas.

Police say the suspects went straight for the ATM after entering Sad Sam’s and had the machine unbolted from the floor in about 45 seconds. The Surveillance video showed that one of the suspects had a gun and another  gun (a 38 caliber pistol) was taken from Cantrell Market in Goodletsville.

Photo Courtesy WKRN News 2
Photo Courtesy WKRN News 2

The ATM was not in the back of the truck after the suspects dumped it on Hickory Chase Drive and police have been searching for it ever since. Police were told by the suspect in custody that the ATM was dumped along I-65. Police are assuming the story is true and at present are searching along the interstate.

Police say at least one of the suspects had red clay on his shoes when they entered Cantrell Market in Goodlettsville but not at the earlier burglary in Cross Plains. Somewhere between Cross Plains and Goodletsville the suspects picked up the red clay. Police say this could be a clue as to the location of the ATM.

The suspect in custody, Kenaydra Jackson, will be charged with burglary, theft and vandalism in Goodletsville. Cross Plains Police say she will be facing additional ATM2charges there that include, theft of property $1,000 to $10,000, facilitation of a crime and burglary.

UPDATE 1:55pm: The ATM has been recovered on Cycle Ln near Bethel Rd in Millersville very near the Millersville fire department. Police tell Smokey that the ATM was compromised and the money was removed from the machine. According to police there was about $4,000 in the ATM.

The men are considered armed and dangerous. The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information regarding the theft you are urged to contact Cross Plains Police at (615) 654-2503 Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.


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  1. afootupyours June 22, 2015