Knoxville police charge burglary suspects caught on video ransacking apartment

(Knoxville Police Department)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Knoxville Police Department said they have arrested three suspects in an armed burglary.

Michael Saliba, 21, and Logan Prater, 20, were charged with aggravated burglary and theft. Saliba was also charged with employing a firearm with the intent to go armed.

Benton Laurence Jones, 21, was arrested on charges of aggravated burglary, theft and simple possession on Friday. He is being held on a $51,000 bond.

Logan Prater (Left), Michael Saliba (Center), Benton Jones (Right), Courtesy Knoxville Police Department

Investigators released surveillance video of the burglary, on Tuesday. On July 8 at 11:17 a.m., police said three men entered residence at 2300 Magnolia Avenue armed with a handgun. Police say they stole electronic items, a knife and cash after they ransacked the apartment.

Police said Jones has been arrested in the 900 block of Mountcastle Street, but they were still looking to identify the other two suspects in the video. After releasing the video, investigators said they received multiple tips on the suspect’s identity in the video and investigators were able to obtain multiple warrants for their arrest Tuesday evening.

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at approximately 1:00 p.m., police said Saliba and Prater turned themselves in and were charged.




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