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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation of a burglary in which the daughter of Oliver Springs Police Chief Kenneth Morgan was arrested.
District Attorney Russell Johnson said Morgan asked him to have the TBI step in.
A Morgan County General Sessions Court warrant said Morgan’s daughter, Caitlin Joanna Morgan, 20, of 1040 Lookout Ave., Oliver Springs, was arrested by Oliver Springs Sgt. David Laxton after he was called to a burglary in progress at 1115 Lookout Ave.
Also arrested was Casey Gulley.
The warrant said Gulley had her 3-year-old daughter, “whom both had taken inside the residence with them during the burglary, then handing the 3 year old out the window while trying to escape from Sgt. Laxton.”
The warrant said Laxton noticed a window closest to the driveway had been opened and found a side door to the residence unlocked.
The warrant said he entered the residence, heard a loud noise from a rear bedroom and saw a female with a pink shirt and black shorts hanging out the window.
A second officer caught the two females beside the home.
The warrant said several items and clothing were “packaged up in clothes baskets and a suitcase for transport to steal.”
Laxton reported both women confessed to going into the home with the child for the purpose of theft.