GERMANTOWN, TN (abc24.com) — According to a judge, Mickey Edwards is too dangerous to be out on the streets so he put him back in jail. abc24.com first told you about Edwards being busted by Germantown Police after they say he had a plan laid out to break into neighborhood homes. The Mudnt family was certainly happy to hear the news he’s back in jail. Police say Edwards robbed them blind while they were out of town during the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday. The family hopes Edwards stays in jail for good this time.
"It's a good feeling because I felt like I didn't want to leave the house anymore,” said Gisela Mundt.
Mundt now has a sense of relief knowing 48-year-old Mickey Edwards is behind bars. Edwards is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from Mundt's home. When Edwards was arrested police say he had a list of more than 30 other homes he was considering to burglarize. Investigators believe Edwards would cut phone lines, force his way inside, and then steal electronics and jewelry.
This isn't his first run-in with the law. His rap sheet dates back almost 3 decades. In 1987, he was convicted of robbery with a deadly weapon. He was also charged with intent to rape. He was given a 20-year prison sentence but only served about half that. Since 2002, he's been arrested for half a dozen burglaries in Shelby County. At least two of those cases were dismissed. He was sentenced to 8-years in state prison but only served a little more than 3 years. Edwards was a free man in March 2011. Then, in November, police arrested him for the Germantown burglaries.
His girlfriend posted his $100,000 bond, but when the judge reviewed Edwards' criminal history, he decided to revoke that bond.
"Yea it's good. Hopefully he's in jail until past Christmas, at least,” said Mundt.
Edwards is spending the night at the Germantown jail. He will be transferred to 201 Poplar in a few days. He's expected to be back in court next week.