BRIGHTON – Five Covington women have been charged with burglarizing the home of a 95-year-old World War II veteran earlier this month.
According to the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday, March 4, deputies were called to a home on Myron Creek Road after Keith Cook reported four women forced their way into his home, stole $20 from his wallet and other personal belongings from his house.
Cook, who served in the Navy, said the women also burlgarized his vehicle.
He shared surveillance footage with detectives investigating the case.
After reviewing the video, detectives were able to develop 5 female suspects. The suspects were identified as 20-year-old Brittany Stewart, 22-year-olds Tia Williams and Tamara Williams, 23-year-old Caprice Somerville and 19-year-old De’Ana McCown aka De’Ana Dean, all of Covington, Tennessee.
The women were charged with robbery, aggravated burglary and theft of property under $1,000.
The four women who’ve been arrested are still in jail and have a $25,000 bond.
McCown has not yet been arrested.
“I commend the great work of our Patrol and CID Divisions in bringing these females to justice,” said sheriff Pancho Chumley. “To prey on the weak, such as this 95-year-old World War II veteran, will never be tolerated. This is a man who fought for our country and now has become a victim of such a violent crime in his own home. We will always fight for all of our victims, especially those who may not be able to fend for themselves. I want to thank Mr. Cook for his service to our country. Mr. Cook fought for our freedom and now these women have lost theirs.”