2 arrested after allegedly breaking into cars at Murfreesboro fitness centers | Rutherford County

MURFRESBORO, TN (WSMV) – Two men have been arrested in a multi-state crime spree, charged with breaking into cars at fitness centers, stealing credit cards and checkbooks and then using them to make fraudulent purchases.

Kenneth Jackson has been charged with car burglary, fraudulent use of a credit card/ATM and two counts of being a fugitive from justice by Wall…

Jeremy Ottinger has been charged with car burglary and fraudulent use of a credit card/ATM by Murfreesboro police.

Kenneth Jackson, 41, of Atlanta, and Jeremy Ottinger, 42, of Nashville, were arrested Tuesday at a Nashville motel with the help of Metro Police. Both are charged by Murfreesboro police with car burglary and fraudulent credit card/ATM use. Jackson also faces two counts of being a fugitive from the judges. Additional charges could be filed, according to Murfreesboro police.

On Monday, several cars were broken into at Blueprint Fitness on West College Street and Murfreesboro Athletic Club on Memorial Boulevard. The victim’s credit cards were later used at Walgreeens on Northfield Boulevard and the Speedway on Memorial Boulevard.

On the morning of their arrest, the men are charged with breaking into cars at the BAC gymnasium in Bowling Green, KY, stealing purses and wallets, then shopping at a Speedway near.

A third man was also arrested at the Nashville motel and faces similar charges in Bowling Green.

Police recovered purses stolen from cars at fitness centers in Murfreesboro.

The men had 44 IDs from victims in eight states (Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Washington and Michigan) and the checkbooks, credit cards and Social Security cards of 20 other victims .

They are also charged with breaking into cars in Smyrna, Nashville, Cookeville, Lebanon, Springfield, White House, Bowling Green and elsewhere, according to police. Jackson has outstanding warrants in South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida and Georgia for similar crimes.

Jackson and Ottinger are being held at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on $150,000 bail each. A hearing is scheduled for both men Thursday in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.

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