Ex-convict charged with four West Meade home burglaries

Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 3:40pm
Staff reports
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Roderick Dobbins

Detectives have charged an ex-convict with four early morning residential burglaries in the West Meade area.

Police arrested 35-year-old Roderick Dobbins Thursday morning, charging him with allegedly breaking into three homes through their back doors and stealing easy-to-find items left lying around, such as DVDs, wallets and purses, all while the residents were home asleep.

In the fourth burglary, police suspect Dobbins of breaking into an attached garage and stealing sports equipment.

Police charged Dobbins with four counts of aggravated burglary and said he will likely face more.

The four burglaries police have charged Dobbins with to date involve these locations: Allen Place on Sept. 26; Overton Lane on Sept. 22; Cargile Lane on Aug. 10; and Park Meadows on April 1.

Following Dobbins arrest at a friend’s house on Roberts Avenue in East Nashville, police said they searched the home and found some of the stolen sporting equipment and DVDs. Also, parked in the driveway was a Honda Pilot police said was reported stolen from Forest Hills.

Police said another search at Dobbins’ Clarksville home turned up more stolen goods related to the West Meade break-ins.

Dobbins’ arrest history, according to police, includes three aggravated assault convictions, four theft convictions and convictions for vehicle theft and forgery.        

4 Comments on this post:

By: phkauf on 9/29/11 at 4:33

And he is on the street ....why????

By: Shadow63 on 9/29/11 at 8:43

Tennessee needs a three strike law. There are too many criminals running free, endangering the public. Think what could have happened if the residents had been awakened during the robbery?
I would like to see how many criminals are on the street today that have more than three convictions. I'll bet it would scare the daylights out of most people.

By: richgoose on 9/30/11 at 7:13

This fellow will be back on the street within three years or sooner.

By: Nitzche on 9/30/11 at 8:39

i think he da daddy of trigga?