Two arrested for aggravated burglary

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By Natasha LaFayette



When a Jacksboro resident received a knock on the door last Sunday, two men requested to use the telephone.

However the person allowing the intrusion quickly became a victim when an item was observed missing from the residence after the two men left.

According to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department offense report, Officer Jason Heatherly responded to a call in reference to a stolen pistol.

The victim stated the suspects came to the residence and were let inside the home to use the phone.

“The witness stated to the complainant that while they were at the residence they went back to the complainant’s bedroom,” said Heatherly.

The perpetrators were identified as Jack Nathan Bruce, 25, of Caryville and Matthew Wade Bruce, 21, of Jacksboro, the report stated.

The witness told Heatherly after the men came from the bedroom they stated they no longer needed to use the phone and left, according to the report.

The victim reported that a semi-automatic .40 caliber pistol, which was lying on the bed, was missing.

Jack Bruce and Matthew Bruce were arrested on Dec. 1, and both charged with aggravated burglary and two counts of theft of property under $500.

The two men are expected to appear in court on the charges on Dec. 12.