Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Sunday the 4th of May at approximately 1:08 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a call to respond to a residence in Greenville concerning a burglary and theft.
Upon the arrival, Sheriff’s Deputies learned that late Saturday night at approximately 11:45 p.m., the owner of a 2002 Ford Explorer had went outside to their vehicle to retrieve some items only to discover Lonnie Yates Hagan sitting inside the vehicle. The owner demanded for Hagan to exit the vehicle and leave the area. The owner did not suspect that Hagan had taken anything from the vehicle. The following day, on May 4, at approximately 12:30 p.m. an acquaintance of the victim arrived and they further checked the area and vehicle to discover some prescription pills missing, $80 in cash and at least one of the pills remaining on the seat where Hagan was seated.
Deputies obtained sworn statements from the victim and located Hagan at 572 NW Oriole Way in Greenville. Deputies engaged in conversation with Hagan concerning his whereabouts the night prior and Hagan confirmed he had been at the victim’s residence and was caught inside their vehicle. Hagan volunteered that he did not take any money or stuff from the vehicle however; deputies had not mentioned or questioned Hagan concerning any money being taken. Hagan became very irritated and taken into custody without further incident.
Lonnie Yates Hagan was currently out on bond from recent charges of Fleeing/Eluding and 2 counts of Burglary while armed. Hagan’s bond has been revoked and charged with the additional charges of burglary and theft.