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Cops nab two at County Fair

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Weir & Head

charged with auto burglary --
Two Lebanon men arrested Thursday night and charged on multiple counts dealing with theft from vehicles parked at the Wilson County Fair.

Lebanon Public Safety officers acted on a tip from a fair patron and arrested Deangelo Weir, 26 and Antwon Head, 25 and charged them with stealing from unlocked cars in the fair parking lot.

"Earlier in the week we had been getting reports of items being taken from unlocked vehicles," said Mike Justice, Director of Lebanon Public Safety.

"In response we stepped up patrols and planted some people in unmarked vehicles. As it turned out, a fair-goer saw something suspicious, contacted us and we were able to act."

According to Justice, Weir and Head were arrested in possession of burglary tools.

Police recovered a wallet, assorted tools, a GPS device and a cell phone from the suspect vehicle.

"Between the Sheriff's Department, Public Safety and the LPD, we've got a lot of officers on the campus," Justice said, "but it's always good to get help from the public. The more eyes we have out there the better."

Interim Lebanon Police Chief Mike VanHook said the pair were booked around 10 p.m. Thursday with Weir being held on $14,800 bond.

As of midday Friday, Head had posted his bond of $9,900 and was released.

Chief VanHook said the two faced several charges including: burglary, possession of burglary tools and criminal trespass.

Weir has a long criminal record -- mostly dealing with theft.

"We've got a wonderful thing going for the public with the Wilson County Fair," VanHook said, "the entire law enforcement community is committed to keeping fair-goers and their possessions safe."

The Wilson County Fair closes its nine-day run Saturday night.

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