MILLINGTON, TN (abc24.com) - A Millington teen is behind bars after fresh footprints led police from the scene of the crime to the suspect's backyard.
According to the police affidavit, officers were called to a reported burglary on Cloverland Cove around 10:45 a.m. on March 18. The homeowner told police his back shed had been broken into and around $1,200 worth of lawn equipment had been stolen. The responding officer noticed footprints in the clover leading from the victim's shed to the neighbor's yard. Looking over the fence, the officer saw that the footprints continued to the neighbor's backyard shed.
The officer went next door and questioned 18-year-old Aaron Cook, who said two unknown white males knocked on the door around 4 a.m. asking if they could store some items in the shed. Nobody else in the home, including Cook's mother, was able to corroborate the story. Officers searched the back storage shed located the neighbor's stolen items.
Aaron Cook is charged with Aggravated Burglary and Theft of Property over $1,000. He was booked at the Shelby County Jail on $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on March 26.