Alleged burglars ‘friends’ of victim

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By Damon Lawrence

Kingston police arrested a Knoxville man and woman for allegedly attempting to break into an apartment on North Kentucky Street Monday.

“It was approximately 9 o’clock this (Monday) morning,” Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said.

Tiffany Nicole Long, 30, and Kyle Thomas Myers, 25, are each charged with aggravated burglary. Police said Leroy Brummett called 911 and said someone was breaking into his apartment.

“Mr. Brummett tells the dispatcher the burglars have broken the window, and he is getting his weapon,” the police report said. The suspects fled when police arrived, but were caught later.

“Everybody worked real well together,” Washam said.

Washam said Long and Myers chose Brummett’s apartment for a reason.

“They knew him and thought he was going to be out of town,” Washam said. Myers and Long are scheduled to appear in court next month.