Police name suspect in Williamson County library break-in

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 9:52pm

Franklin Police have named a suspect in the Sunday break-in and vandalism of the main branch of the Williamson County Library.

Thomas Anderson Jr., 52, of Franklin, was identified as a suspect from surveillance video taken the night of the break-in, Detective David Dixon said.

The suspect broke into the Columbia Avenue library early Sunday morning through a window and caused a large amount of damage within the building, including using a printer to break windows and furniture, police said.

Police issued a warrant Monday for Anderson's arrest.

“He's been around this area for quite some time,” Dixon said. “He's had numerous prior offenses in Williamson [County] and Metro Nashville.”

According to the Davidson County Criminal Clerk's Office, a Thomas Anderson Jr., who is also 52, has prior arrests for possession of cocaine with the intent of resale and driving on a suspended license.

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