Man Spotted By Trooper Burglarizing Neighbor's Home Tied To Other Crimes

Lawmen say a man who died after being spotted by a state trooper breaking into his neighbor's home has been tied to multiple other crimes.

Wayne County deputies say Dustin Mitchell was seen November 3rd leaving a home on Rosewood Road by Trooper Bennie Grady. Grady was on his way home and spotted his neighbor's home being burglarized. Mitchell was killed minutes later when he wrecked his vehicle.

Now deputies say Mitchell was responsible for approximately eight home and business break-ins, 11 felony larcenies, 9 misdemeanor larcenies, and 9 motor vehicle break-ins. All of these case happened in the areas of Rosewood Road, Luby Smith Road, Highway 70 West, Pikeville Princeton Road and the Edgebrook Subdivision.

Deputies say Mitchell's family came forward and provided them with valuable information. They say some of the stolen property has been recovered and returned to the owners.

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