2nd person arrested in Speedwell ATM theft case

Walter Shawn Patterson (source: Claiborne County Sheriff's Office)

SPEEDWELL (WATE) – A second person has been arrested in connection with the theft of an ATM in Speedwell.

The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office says Shawn Patterson, 33, is charged with burglary, theft over $10,000 and vandalism over $10,000.

Amy K. Brooks, 30, was arrested last Tuesday and faces the same charges as well as some previous warrants.

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Deputies say the ATM was taken from Commercial Bank in Speedwell on December 29.

Just after midnight on Tuesday, officers found the suspect vehicle and the missing ATM in a remote area of Speedwell.

Additional arrests are anticipated.

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