34-year-old James Johnson was charged with burglary and vandalism after security footage and footprints matched his description from a separate attempted burglary that occurred at Voodoo BBQ Smokehouse on the same day.
On October 27th, Lebanon Police Officers were dispatched to Sweet Thing Bakery located at 520 West Main Street for a burglary complaint. Staci Tyree, the business owner, stated that someone had been inside of the business, destroyed the computer system that ran the cash register, and stole $5.00 in loose change from the cash drawer. Officers reported that the back door had pry marks and that they were able to locate shoe prints from inside the business. Later in the morning, James Johnson was arrested at Voodoo BBQ Smokehouse for possession of burglary tools, drug possession, and criminal attempt.
Johnson was also in possession of the change from Sweet Thing Bakery. The police report stated that the shoes that Johnson was wearing were a strong match to the prints that were located inside of Sweet Thing Bakery. Detective Beatty was assigned the burglary case. Beatty stated that he had been investigating the case since October 27th. He observed Johnson in collected surveillance videos from the area carrying the same backpack and wearing the same clothing as he was at the time of his arrest at Voodoo BBQ Smokehouse.
James Johnson was arrested on November 18th, and charged with burglary and vandalism. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $16,500 bond.