A suspect has been arrested in connection to a housebreaking in Nashville that left an aspiring musician with out his guitars and a number of different gadgets in his house. Nashville Metro Police on Friday, Aug. 27 arrested 30-year-old Raymond Worden, Jr. in connection to the crime, which occurred within the Paragon Mills neighborhood in mid-August. He has been charged with felony aggravated housebreaking, in response to native outlet WKRN News 2.
The arrest was made simply days after the sufferer, musician Nick Britt-Cunningham, reported the crime and shared video footage from his Ring digicam to police. The footage confirmed the 2 suspects, together with the accused Worden Jr., breaking into Britt-Cunningham’s house by way of a backdoor whereas he was at Jiu Jitsu. The 2 suspects first knocked on the door to see if anybody was house, and after the house owner’s canine could possibly be heard barking, they went round to the again of the house, the place they made entrance. According to Britt-Cunningham, the suspects “used a noticed to attempt to lower the bolt, and I am unsure if they simply lower sufficient to make it price wild or what, however then they took 4 to 5 kicks as onerous as they presumably might.”
CRIME ALERT: A musician needs his sentimental guitars and weapons again after burglars used a noticed to assist them kick in a door within the Paragon Mills neighborhood. The house owner was at Jui Jitsu when it occurred, but it surely was all caught on digicam. Police have sturdy leads! @nc5 pic.twitter.com/RT5lOD2SKr
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The suspects might later be seen finishing up a number of gadgets, together with a number of guitars, a few of which had been signed by celebrities, together with Anna Nicole Smith. The thieves additionally made away with amps, his scuba diving log, and a number of other firearms. Britt-Cunningham, who additionally works as a firearms teacher, stated he saved the firearms in a locked storage space inside the house, used for gun coaching.
“Seven totally different guitars, all of them imply one thing, however two of them are tremendous essential. They’re uncommon and costly, they usually had been truly items. One was the primary guitars I ever performed, I used to be in sixth grade, first electrical guitar,” Britt-Cunningham instructed Information Channel 5 of his stolen guitars. “It is form of disheartening. After which one other one which was given to me by a gentleman who handed away final yr truly on the twenty first, on Saturday he’s been gone one yr… he did work with BB King, and I can’t get these issues again.”
Based on an arrest warrant, Worden, Jr. was taken into police custody after a Information 2 viewer recognized him as one of many suspects after watching the information broadcast in regards to the housebreaking. Police then went to Worden’s condominium and searched the residence. They recovered one of many guitars, a pedalboard, and a black gun case, which had been taken from Britt-Cunningham’s house. Worden was arrested and booked into the Metro jail Friday morning on a cost of felony housebreaking. His bond was set at $6,000. The second suspect has not but been taken into police custody, although Information 2 stories detectives stated have recognized the second suspect.