‘Armed and dangerous’ Man in Monroe County Taken into Custody, Sheriff Says

Matthew Hughes (Courtesy: Sheriff Tommy Jones / MCSO)

‘Armed and dangerous’ Man in Monroe County Taken into Custody, Sheriff Says

Monroe County, TN (WOKI) An “armed and dangerous” man wanted in Monroe County is now in custody.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says officers with the MCSO Patrol and Narcotics units located Matthew Hughes and took him into custody in the Maple Springs community early Monday morning.

MCSO had been searching for Hughes who they described as “armed and dangerous” since Thursday.

Hughes is facing charges of aggravated burglary, criminal conspiracy, evading arrest and theft over $1,000. Officials add he also has several out-of-state warrants.

MCSO says several thousand dollars of stolen property has been recovered, and the investigation has expanded to include several other possible co-conspirators.

“The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of our local law enforcement agencies with their assistance on location and apprehension of this subject, and the citizens for their support and tips in this case,” said Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones.

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