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Vigilant neighbor foils burglary
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The sheriff’s department arrested three people after a neighbor reported suspicious visitors at an Early Bain Road home on June 2.Shannon Lynn Newby, 47, 25-year-old Brandon Wayne Hutchings, both of Smithville, and 35-year-old Sherry Kay Malone of Watertown were all charged with theft of property over $1,000. Newby and Hutchings face aggravated burglary. charges as well.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Malone dropped Hutchings and Newby off at the scene, then drove away and parked her vehicle nearby. Investigators suspect that she intended to pick the men up after they had robbed the residence.Newby and Hutchings then allegedly burglarized the home, taking a 32-inch television, a 42-inch television, nail guns, and other assorted tools.