Shawn Luce of Florida was arrested June 19 after allegedly firing shots in the direction of Tullahoma Police officers. Manchester Police Chief Investigator Billy Butler says that since the man’s arrest he has cooperated with police concerning other crimes. Butler reports that Luce has provided information that has led to the solving of 60 car burglaries in Tullahoma, Manchester and in the rural area of Coffee County. “He confessed to the burglaries and it just snowballed from there,” Butler stated.
Police also say that Luce may been involved in the theft of “five or six cars.”
Luce appeared in Coffee County General Sessions Court Thursday June 26 and Judge Jere Ledsinger set a hearing for the man on July 22.
He also faces burglaries charges in Franklin and Bedford Counties. According to police, Luce has “several” warrants from Florida where he recently moved from to Tullahoma.
You may remember that Luce on June 18 was apparently involved in some type of domestic dispute with a female in Tullahoma. The suspect abandoned a vehicle in the road and left with keys and firearms.
While officers were interviewing the apparent female victim, she stated that Shawn Michael Luce, 25, had gotten out of the car and took the keys and grabbed two weapons. As officers were talking to the woman approximately 6 shots were fired in their vicinity. The officer and victim moved to a near-by parking lot at Normandy Road and Flower Town Road. At 11:28 pm more shots were fired rapidly. On June 19 officers located Luce behind a house on Ralph Broadrick Road. He started to run and Tullahoma officers Tyler Hatfield, Sam Campbell and Johnny Gore along with Sheriff’s deputy Brandon Reed and Investigator James Sherrill chased him down and caught him at 1188 Riley Creek Road.
He was later booked into the Coffee County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and illegal possession of a weapon.