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8:39 PM, Dec 13, 2012   |    comments
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  • Kenneth Loveday
  • Timothy Ross

Two men are behind bars after a string of business break-ins.

Authorities have charged Kenneth Loveday, 41, and Timothy Ross, 39, with burglary.

Both the Knox County Sheriff's Office and the Knoxville Police Department are involved.

There were four break-ins on Wednesday morning but authorities believe the two suspects are connected possibly to between 10-20 additional incidents.

Around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, police responded to a burglary call at Silver Spoon Cafe. Two cash register drawers were missing.

"It's really frustrating for the team members who have worked so hard. Yesterday morning [Wednesday] everyone pulled together and there was a fair amount of damage from what happened," said James CarMichael, owner of Silver Spoon Cafe.

45 minutes later, officers responded to Bearden Hill Fieldhouse for an attempted burglary.

Manager Michael Badal says his friend noticed someone trying to break-in.

"He [Badal's friend] said, 'Hey, what are you trying to do... rob the place?' The guys ran off."

Badal's friend was able to give police a partial license plate number and vehicle description.

Less than 30 minutes later, Knox County deputies arrived at Five Guys Burgers and Fries where someone had tried to remove a safe.

Just minutes later, they were called to Spicy's and found someone had removed an ATM.

By 5:06 a.m. authorities located Loveday and Ross and took them into custody.

According to CarMichael, Silver Spoon Cafe has been broken into twice since re-locating on Lovell Road in September.
The first time happened on Thanksgiving.

"We're a little bit shocked but still excited to be a part of the community down in Turkey Creek," CarMichael said.

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