MPD arrests second B&E suspect

Published 5:56 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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MURFREESBORO – A second suspect in a rash of break-ins in Murfreesboro during December has been arrested while the first remains on the run.

Aries Boone, 19, of Murfreesboro was arrested Sunday, Jan. 19 on warrants for a variety of charges including felony breaking and entering, according to Murfreesboro Police Chief David Griffith.

The investigation began when MPD Capt. Dilday responded to a domestic disturbance call. While talking to the people involved, Dilday discovered Boone had allegedly been responsible for some break-ins in the neighborhood near Spring Avenue. Dilday recovered four cellphones, two watches, some keys, some pistol magazine clips and other ammunition, and a few other items.

Aries Boone

Boone is charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, possession of stolen goods, two counts of injury to personal property, two counts of breaking and entering a house, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering, and two counts of possession of stolen goods and property. He was placed under a $10,000 bond and his first court date was scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The Murfreesboro Police Department has been continuing to investigate the break-ins which occurred before Christmas in the areas around 4th Street and neighborhoods near Spring Avenue.

They are still looking for Quayshaun Deonte Howington (a.k.a. “Mad Max”) as a suspect in a number of these break-ins. The MPD previously recovered several of the stolen items on Dec. 27 while assisting the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office in a search of a Murfreesboro residence where Howington was believed to be.

“As we continue to work the case, we still believe Howington is a suspect for a portion of the break-ins, but a new suspect [Boone] has emerged as well,” Griffith explained.

Griffith thanked MPD Capt. Dilday for his work investigating the case.

Howington is still at large and considered “armed and dangerous.” If anyone has any information, they can contact the Murfreesboro Police Department at 252-398-4151.