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Police Catch Suspect In Home Burglary, Sexual Battery Cases

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Dustan Smith (Credit: Jackson Sun) Dustan Smith (Credit: Jackson Sun)

JACKSON, Tenn. - Police in West Tennessee said they have caught a man accused of breaking into two houses in Henderson County and removing his clothes. People were home at the time of both incidents.

Women in two Lexington homes told authorities they awakened on Saturday to find a man in their homes naked. One reported the suspect was on top of her in bed when she woke up.

Both women gave police similar descriptions of the suspect.

Police in nearby Madison County spotted someone matching the suspect's description at a Dollar General Store on Beech Bluff Road Wednesday afternoon.

Rose Hill Middle School was placed on lockdown while police searched the area. Students were kept more than two hours beyond dismissal time while police searched the neighborhood.

Officials said they were able to locate the suspect and take him into custody. He was identified as 41-year-old Dustan Smith.

Smith was charged with two counts of burglary and sexual battery.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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