Burglar leaves ultimate calling card: his wallet
January 22, 2010 at 11:21 a.m.
As clues go, deputies couldn’t do much better than the one they found at the scene of a break-in in southeast Shelby County last week.
The suspect’s wallet, with a Tennessee I.D. card, birth certificate and Social Security card inside, was lying on a staircase.
Agandus Osborn, 26, has been charged with aggravated burglary and theft in connection with the incident Jan. 15 in the 7900 block of Carmen Cove.
Deputies were called to the address at 3:30 p.m. after the resident reported that two large televisions, an Xbox and other items – with a total value of more than $5,000 – had been stolen.
But the case was cracked quickly when the deputy found the suspect’s calling card. Neither the victim nor his son knew Osborn, and they said he had no business in their home.
He was booked Thursday into the Shelby County Jail, where he was being held on $75,000 bond.
“It’s not often that an alleged criminal might leave a calling card,” said Shelby County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Steve Shular. “This one happened to have not only a name and address, but a picture I.D. of the suspect.”
Osborn told deputies he was set up by someone else, said Shular, who said the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office decided the wallet was evidence enough to bring charges.
A spokeswoman at the A.G.’s office wasn’t immediately available for comment.