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Couple indicted in 10 count crime spree

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Garrett Paige, 26, and Jennifer Morris, 22, committed five of the 10 crimes together. Garrett Paige, 26, and Jennifer Morris, 22, committed five of the 10 crimes together.
The couple's charges included burglary, theft, vandalism, aggravated robbery, and vehicle burglary. The couple's charges included burglary, theft, vandalism, aggravated robbery, and vehicle burglary.
MADISON COUNTY, TN -

(WMC-TV) – A Jackson, Tenn. couple was indicted in Madison County on 10 counts for a crime spree that spanned December 2013 until January 2014. Six of the couple's alleged crimes were against women between the ages of 55 and 83, who were doing their grocery shopping when they were robbed.

Garrett Paige, 26, and Jennifer Morris, 22, are accused of committing five of the 10 crimes together. The alleged crimes include burglary, theft, vandalism, aggravated robbery, and vehicle burglary.

The two were both indicted for burglary, theft, and vandalism for a break-in at Aloha Pools, located in the 600 block of Carriage House Drive. Investigators say they found information that Paige and Morris were responsible for the Aloha Pools break-in after the couple was arrested for crimes committed later in December and January.

The police investigation revealed that after the store had closed for the day on Dec. 9, Paige shattered a glass door. Morris, a former employee, entered the business and stole cash from a register. The couple had not been previously charged with this crime and the case was presented directly to a grand jury.

They were also both indicted for aggravated robbery and vehicle burglary for an attack on an 82-year-old woman. On Dec. 12, Morris threatened the woman with a stun gun in the parking lot of Batteries Plus, located on Innsdale Cove near Vann Drive. She is accused of stealing the victim's wallet from her purse, which was in the victim's car. Paige, Morris' boyfriend, is accused of being the getaway driver.

Paige alone was indicted for three counts of theft for stealing purses at Kroger and one count of identity theft for using a bank card from one of the stolen purses. He reportedly stole purses from three different women at a Jackson Kroger store located in the 900 block of N. Parkway over the course of five days in late December.

According to investigators, Paige stole an 83-year-old woman's purse from her cart inside the store on Dec. 23. The next day, he reportedly took a 73-year-old woman's purse from her cart, while she was loading groceries into her car. On Dec. 28, investigators say Paige took a 55-year-old woman's purse from her cart while she was at the self checkout. Later that evening, he was arrested at the Kroger parking lot. The latest victim's purse was still in his car.

Morris was indicted alone for aggravated robbery stemming from an attack on a 76-year-old woman, whom she knew. Investigators say that on Jan. 7, Morris went to the woman's house on Ellis Drive and attacked her with a stun gun, then strangled her. She demanded money from the woman. The victim agreed and wrote her a check. Morris is said to have taken the check then left.

Two days later, on Jan. 9, police arrested Morris for the robbery and were reportedly able to link her to the other crimes.

Paige is being held at the Madison County Jail on $265,000 bond, and Morris is being held on $250,000 bond. They will be arraigned Monday, April 7, in Madison County Circuit Court.

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