FRANKLIN, Tenn.- Franklin Police said a burglary suspect had been watching his neighbors and keeping a log of their movements before robbing them.
Police arrested 24-year-old Charles Mathis of Franklin Sunday afternoon. He was charged with attempted aggravated burglary and resisting. A couple called police after catching a man breaking into their Alara Brook apartment.
Officers searched the area, and found Mathis in a nearby apartment. When they searched him, they found a notebook containing notes on his neighbors like when they went to work, and even their car description.
"You find out someone is trying to break into your home, that's a surprise in itself. Then find out that person is actually a neighbor, that's another surprise. The discovery of the notebook that he's recording peoples coming and going that's disturbing," said Franklin Police Spokesperson Charlie Warner.